China has developed a new plan to combat smog for 2018-2020
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China has developed a new plan to combat smog for 2018-2020

01.02.2018 China has developed a new plan to combat smog for 2018-2020

Beijing. February 1. Silkroadnews - China has developed a new plan to combat smog in 2018-2020, Channel NewsAsia.

Beijing. February 1. Silkroadnews - China has developed a new plan to combat smog in 2018-2020, Channel NewsAsia.
"China is drawing up plans for tougher curbs on smog during the two years to 2020, an environment ministry official said, after a five-year crackdown on pollution helped it attain air quality targets," the report
said.
Liu Youbin, a spokesman for the Ministry of Environmental Protection, said, officials are currently working on a three-year plan to combat air pollution, with stricter regulations for major industrial regions such as
Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, the Yangtze and the Pearl River delta.
China's previous plan covering 2013-2017 caused the most polluted region to take measures to cut the concentration of dangerous particles known as PM2.5 by more than 25%.
"Despite near-record PM2.5 readings in January and February last year, China managed to reach all its 2013-2017 air quality targets by the end of 2017, following efforts to curb coal use and cut output from polluting factories in 28 northern cities in winter," the publication reads.
Beijing intends to introduce new special emission curbs for enterprises in major industrial sectors in the north of China, take control of individual sources of coal combustion and steadily promote clean energy use. Liu told the reporters that China will continue to pay attention to its coal-to-gas conversion efforts.
Hebei suspended its plans on conversion of a large number of coal-fired boilers into natural gas after a winter power shortage left thousands of households without heat during the winter.


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