Mr. Zhang Guobao, vice minister of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and director general of National Energy Bureau, paid a visit to XTBG on June 18.
XTBG deputy director Peng Daiping briefed the achievements, especially studies on the physic nut tree (Jatropha curcas L.) which is considered as a favorite species for the production of biofuel to the visiting officials.
Afterwards, the guests toured around XTBG living collections. The vice minister encouraged XTBG to enlarge the scale of plant introduction and make the Garden more beautiful and attractive.
Yunnan provincial Executive Deputy Governor Luo Zhengfu and Xishuangbanna Magistrate Dao Linyin accompanied the inspection tour to XTBG.