National Engineering Technology Research Center for Desert-Oasis Ecological Construction
Founded officially by the approval of the Ministry of Science and Technology in April 2007, the Center is affiliated with XIEG, CAS and is based at the provincial level Xinjiang Engineering Technology Research Center for Desert-Oasis Ecological Construction.
The Center is determined to be recognized as a national engineering center of top-level engineering and industry proficiency, a contingent of engineering and technical talents, top-notch engineering and experimental facilities and first-class management.
Driven by the principles of ‘industrialization of research outcomes, and enterprise-style operations oriented to both market and national requirements’, the Center has made efforts to meet the ‘West Development Strategy’ and economic and social development goals. It has put its priorities into solving fundamental and common technical issues in the key fields of desertification control, desert ecological industries and oasis ecological industries. The scientific and technological results, which have application potential for assimilating and integrating with introduced advanced technologies, have provided technologies and engineering examples for large-scale production in industrial enterprises. A contingent of engineers and managers has been established that is strong in research and development, good at extension of technical results, and market-focused. In short, the center has grown into a technical and industrial base, integrating research, development, design, testing, commercialization and training, and, thereby, playing a technical supporting role in ecological protection, development and industrialization.
Shelterbelts along the Tarim Desert Highway
Straw-checkerboards for fixing sand along the Tarim Desert Highway
(1) The project entitled ‘Technology development and application of ecological shelterbelts along the Taklimakan Desert Highway’ was awarded the second prize for National Scientific and Technological Progress Award in 2008, and ‘The shelterbelt ecological project along the Taklimakan Desert Highway’ was selected as one of the Top 10 Environmentally-friendly Projects of 2008
(2) The project entitled ‘Study and application of approaches to control desert disasters along the water supply system in North Xinjiang’ was awarded first prize for Xinjiang Scientific and Technological Progress Award in 2008
(3) The project entitled ‘1:1,000,000 map of the distribution of salinized soils in Xinjiang’ was awarded the third prize for Xinjiang Scientific and Technological Progress Award in 2008
Harvesting Cistanche deserticola Ma.
Cistanche deserticola Ma.
Director: Prof.XU Xinwen