A law promulgated in 1981 requires that every school student over the age of 11 plants at least one tree per year. As a result, the Zhen has the highest afforestation rate of any country or region in the world, with 47,000 square kilometres of afforestation in 2008. However, the forest area per capita is still far lower than the international average.
The massive amounts of unused land in the West can be easily capitalised upon as a prime front for afforestation. Being one of the largest afforestation projects in history, over 46,000 square kilometres of desert in the Tianshan Beidao will be afforested (Fig 1), in a bid to increase carbon capture as a climate mitigation strategy.
$5 billion USD will be invested into this effort, wherein over 20 billion succulent plants will be planted in the areas to afforest it. At least 40,000 criminals who are sentenced with "Penal Service" will be employed as part of local community service initiatives. Plants used include the Agave lechuguilla, various Opuntia species, the Ericameria nauseosa, and Artemisia tridentata. The Zhen government has agreed to import said plants from The Confederate-State.
Taklamakan Power Site No. 1
Taklamakan Power Site No. 2
Taklamakan Power Site No. 3
Taklamakan Power Site No. 4
Taklamakan Power Site No. 5
Taklamakan Power Site No. 6
Gansu North Solar Farm
Gansu South Solar Farm
Longyangxia Reservoir Solar Park
Alxa Right Banner Windpower Site No. 1
Alxa Right Banner Windpower Site No. 2
Alxa Right Banner Windpower Site No. 3
8,800 MW (8.8 GW)
Over 100 high capacity transmission lines transmit the power from their respective power sources to major city centres in the East. The larger amount and capacity of these transmission lines should decrease energy curtailment from 30% to 10% (7,920 MW will be transported). The need for constant maintenance will also provide employment in the area.
These power sources will power areas in Tianshan Nandao and Tianshan Beidao, as well as the Qingzang Gaoyuan and Shaan-Gan Viceroyalty.
$20 billion USD will go towards the development of domestic energy sources in the Western Zhen.
"62 Villages South of the River Resettlement Plan": aimed at increasing the population of the Qingzang Gaoyuan by 5,000,000, by promoting the resettlement of the unemployed or the homeless.
The predominant economic activities of the new settlers will include light industries (textiles, low-level manufacturing) and agriculture (quinoa farming).
Defense - TOP SECRET
The Zhen's Western frontier remains one of the most largest, yet sparsely populated regions in the country. It was recently placed under the protection of the Western Theatre Command.
It has come to the Board of War's attention that the Western Theatre Command should expand manpower and military assets in the area, to allow the command “to shoulder more combat assignments”. The area is also a gateway to the Middle East and India - both are highly populated regions of the world, and the Zhen must always keep its guard up.
To that end, the Board of War has authorized an immediate $40 billion USD injection into the fortification and militarization of the area, including:
The construction of over 1,000,000 cairns along the current border with India to clearly demarcate the border, as to prevent any future border confrontations.
The deployment of 420,000 additional personnel to the Western Theatre Command indefinitely. The personnel will be tasked to protect the Zhen from foreign intrusion, and will be trained in long-range operations, as well as A2/AD tactics and anti-subversion.
The deployment of 100,000 additional personnel to city or town centres in the Qingzang Gaoyuan permanently. The personnel will be tasked to protect said major towns and city centres, and will be trained in urban warfare, as well as counterinsurgency tactics and anti-subversion.
The construction of 30 airbases in the 3 MAPs adjacent to Ladakh and Nepal. Each airbase has a capacity of 80 aircraft, in the form of a variety of underground hangars which were built to sustain a direct hit from a 20-kiloton nuclear bomb. They contain underground C2I posts, ammunition and fuel storage facilities, generator and technical rooms, protected radar installation, secure communications facilities, as well as personnel quarters. The base's underground stores hold munitions, small arms, PPE, and ammunition to outfit roughly 2,000 soldiers. The underground hangars are also fitted with an oxygen reduction system to prevent fire and explosions, and an inert Halon gas dispensing system for the weapon stores. The ORS is BSI PAS 95:2011 and VdS 3527en:2007 certified.
The aircraft can roll in and out simultaneously without the need of moving parked aircraft via rail transport platforms.
Based on Swiss Aircraft Cavernes, the outer doors are comprised of composite material, protected by guard personnel in a hardened bunker, and an S-shaped tunnel past the door. The blast doors are made of concrete reinforced steel and offer CBRN protection. The underground facilities are lined with semicircular concrete shields, arranged every ten meters, to cushion the impact of incoming munitions.
The paving of any pre-existing pathways and roads which have yet to be paved.
The placement of over 5,000,000 plastic landmines/IEDs in the border zone, with a width of 12 kilometres. A chain-link fence will flank the mined area to warn civilians on the Zhen side of the border.
The construction of over 5,000 mountain hideouts across mountainous regions of the Qingzang Gaoyuan. Each hideout is blast-resistant, lined with anechoic tiles (to reduce noise detection and radar detection), and camouflage mats. Random tunnel systems linking hideouts to other concealed locations will be constructed.
The procurement and deployment of 600 HQ-29 SAM batteries to the region. The HQ-29 has the same capabilities as the Patriot MIM-104F (PAC-3).
The construction of 8 military bases, each capable of supporting 10,000 troops, in Yadong County, Nyingchi, Shangzayü, Shannan, Lhasa, Shigatse, Rutog County, and Zanda County.
The construction of 70 military outposts in Aksai Chin and Ngari Prefecture.
The deployment of long-range air defence and surveillance radars to the area, plus other early warning systems.
The hardening and conversion of pre-existing airbases into the Swiss Aircraft Cavernes derivative.