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Officials painted mountain

February 16 2007

In China, government officials have been criticized for the decision to paint the mountainside with green paint instead for landscaping to plant young trees.

Mount Fumina long an eyesore because of the quarry on its slope. Forestry officials have decided to rectify the situation by returning the mountain aesthetic appearance. But instead of planting trees on the site of the destroyed forests they hired for 45 days, seven workers who had indicated to paint mountain green paint.

Residents of neighboring villages, who were not aware of developments, initially surprised sharp smell of paint. When they talked with the workers, they told them that the work on "greening" are held to improve the appearance of the windows facing the mountains near the government buildings.

Disappointed local businessman Guan said: "At first I was very happy since the green mountains, thinking that the officials finally decided to take care of the environment. But then I looked and saw a big contrast from the rest of the Mountains" - conveys Ananova.

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