Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-03 15:45:45|Editor: huaxia

39-year-old Patigul Yasin has been working to combat desertification for 16 years in Qiemo County, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Qiemo County is located in the southern rim of the Taklimakan Desert, China’s largest desert.

In 1998, the county launched a sandstorm control project and set up a desertification control station. In 2005, Patigul started to work here.

Over the past 20 years, Qiemo County has planted trees on 125,000 mu (8,333 hectares) of shifting sand dunes.

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