China is set to use RMB 1.7 Trillion in a new plan to curb air pollution according to reports in The Telegraph and China Daily on Thursday. This is China’s second such plan within two years to address the growing concern of pollution after 2012’s high PM 2.5 particle readings. The State Council approved the plan in June however the five-year plan details will be published in the coming weeks.
Northern China will be the target of the plan especially Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei with the goal of reducing air emissions by 25 percent according to China Daily. The core action plan is to try to tackle airborne pollution prevention, water pollution control and improvement of the rural environment.
The new plans comes eight months after the government said it would spend RMB 350 billion tackle air pollution in major cities by 2015 according to Reuters. Implementation of the plan will face it’s greatest challenge at the local level.
You check the daily pollution readings by using the US embassy AQI.
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