Gansu strengthens environmental protection governance to improve its ecological environment in 2019

In 2019, Gansu has made a resolution to combat pollution and further environmental protection, according to Gansu Ecology and Environment Protection Conference on February 20. Due to effective governance, Gansu’s ecological environment has been significantly improved.

In 2019, Gansu has made a resolution to combat pollution and further environmental protection, according to Gansu Ecology and Environment Protection Conference on February 20. Due to effective governance, Gansu’s ecological environment has been significantly improved.

First, Gansu has achieved the goal of retrofitting coal-powered machines for ultra-low emission one year in advance, and completed renovating 781 scattered polluting enterprises and more than 400,000 households for clean heating.

Second, Gansu has launched 21 river training projects in Yellow River, Wei River, Jing River, Malian River and other key river basins. Eighteen odorous rivers have been rehabilitated. The environmental issues nearby surface drinking water sources in 156 counties have been solved.

Third, Gansu has completed 131 environmental assessment approvals out of 151 provincial major projects, and basically built up ecological environment monitoring system including air, water, soil, noise, radiation, pollution source monitoring network and forecasting and early warning network. The ecological condition monitoring network and emergency monitoring network is still under construction.

In addition, the province has imposed 1,417 administrative punishments with a penalty amount of 144.47 million yuan. It has issued 2021 pollutant discharge permits and urged 687 key pollutant discharging enterprises to install 2327 sets of automatic monitoring facilities.

Source: Gusudaily.com.cn

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