(BEIJING, Jan. 24) -- A total of 245 days having Grade II or better air
quality are expected in 2007, said Shi Hanmin, director general of Beijing
Environmental Protection Bureau on a press conference held here on
To fulfill the "blue sky" target featuring sixty-seven percent of the whole
year, the authority will mainly strengthen the efforts on 300,000 vehicles with
high-level emissions in the city.
Also according to Shi, a move has been underway now to implement a higher
standard emission control (equal to Europe Standard IV) will be take effect in
2008 to tackle heavy polluted emissions released by cars.
In addition, Beijing will enhance tighter controls on smoke, relocate heavy
industry firms and rejuvenate coal stoves in hutong areas as well as fully
promote clear energies in rural areas.