Beijing to Shut Down Heavy Polluters During Games – Nick Mulvenney

China is attempting to control air pollution for the 2008 Olympic games for both the safety of the athletes and for the tourists that the games attract.

From Reuters:


BEIJING – Beijing will shut down smoke-belching factories and ban thousands of cars from city streets to improve air quality during next year’s Olympic Games, a senior city official said on Thursday.

Vice mayor Ji Lin said other special measures would include a ban on dust-causing earthworks at construction sites.

Ji said 120 billion yuan ($15.69 billion) had already been invested in environmental improvements over the past decade and at least another 25 billion yuan would be spent over the next year to clean the city’s air. [Full Text]

See also the China Daily and People’s Daily news coverage of the air quality controls for the Olympics.

May 31, 2007 7:34 PM
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