China drafts five-year plan for air pollution control

China drafts five-year plan for air pollution control
Published: 01 July 2011

China is drafting a five-year plan for air pollution control, aiming to effectively reduce emission of air pollutants by 2015, said an insider with the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Implementation of the plan will be focused on the thermal power generation, steel, non-ferrous metals, petrochemical, cement and chemical industries.

Chinese government authorities will also invest more to guarantee the implementation of the plan, and tighten environmental assessment of listed companies in the thermal power, steel, cement and aluminium sectors.

Insiders also disclosed that the plan is expected to be submitted to the State Council for approval in 1H12.

Moreover, China will focus on air pollution control in Bejing-Tianjin-Hebei Delta, Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta, middle Liaoning, Shandong Peninsula, Wuhan, Hunan, Chengdu, Chongqing, and west coast area.