Guangzhou monitors dust haze to assure a green Asian Games
2009-October-19 Source: english.gz.gov.cn
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"Blue sky and white clouds" can be seen above Guangzhou for an increasing number of days. Statistics show that the number of days with good air quality in 2008, Guangzhou can boast of up to 94.3%, up by 11.2 percentage points compared with 2004. Counting the period from January to September of this year, the total rises to 96.34%, up by 0.35 percentage points compared with the same period of last year.

The "Green Addition and Deduction" method emphasizes the adjustment to the industrial structure and the allocation of enterprises which may not be developed in central urban areas and that would negatively affect the environment and lives of the residents. Such industries are to be moved to industrial parks and other sites. This method greatly improves the local environmental quality.

Meanwhile, in order to further improve Guangzhou's air quality and guarantee the successful holding of a Green Asian Games, Guangzhou has begun setting up stations to monitor air quality and dust haze. The related construction programs will offer technical support to the National Evaluation Mechanism for Improving Urban Environment and Air Quality.

In this year and next year, a 600 million RMB special financial fund will be arranged to strengthen control and treatment of air pollution. Together with a capital of 1.8 billion RMB contributed by enterprises, a total 2.4 billion RMB will put into air pollution control and treatment, mainly with investments in the construction and operation of de-nitration in enterprises and recycling of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds).

(Translated by Guangzhou Association of Foreign Affairs Translators)

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