(ECNS) -- China will continue to provide a strong driving force for building a green Silk Road, and work with the rest of the international community to build a planet which enjoys harmony between man and nature and between the economy and environment, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative that points the way to not only economic prosperity but also green development, said the spokesperson Wang Wenbin at a news briefing.
He noted that over the past decade, China has taken real steps to share its wisdom, technology and proposal in the field of green development. Thanks to these efforts, green has become a more notable feature in high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, and the partner countries of Belt and Road cooperation and the people there share the outcomes of green development, he added.
China has signed more than 50 cooperation documents on ecological and environmental protection with relevant countries and international organizations, and initiated Belt and Road partnership on green development with 28 partner countries, according to the spokesperson.
A large number of projects in green and practical cooperation have been launched in BRI partner countries. From wind turbines in Kazakhstan's Zhanatas to the Mombasa-Nairobi Railway on the East African Plateau, infrastructure built with an environmental-friendly philosophy has brought ecological benefits to countries along the BRI. China has trained 3,000 people from more than 120 countries under the Green Silk Road Envoys Program.