The strategic decision of constructing the "green west coast of the Taiwan Straits" has been proposed on the provincial forestry working conference. The forestry production has witnessed steady development in 2005. The total area of afforestation & reforestation all the year around hit 69,600 hectares, in which the afforestation area reached 17,900 hectares and the reforestation area reached 51,700 hectares. Among those afforestation & reforestation areas, the proportion of private sectors has grown from 40.9% of the previous year to 52.8%. The forest cover rate of the entire province accounts for 62.96%, while the total output of merchantable timbers reaches 5,823,400 cubic meters, a growth rate of 12.3%.