SHANGHAI, Feb 20 (SMM) – Guangdong province in January began a three-year campaign to fight air pollution.
The government on December 29, 2018 issued the notice for the implementation of blue-sky protection plan for 2018-2020.
Policymakers aim to improve the proportion of days of good air quality to 92.5% and lower the average concentration of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) below 33 micrograms per cubic meter by 2020.
Heavy industries including steel, petroleum and chemical and nonferrous sectors would be subject to stricter emission standards.
The rectification of small, poorly managed, polluting enterprises is expected to be completed by the end of September. Enterprises that undertake clean-production checks are expected to reach 10,000 and industrial parks that have resource circulation system to reach 100 by 2020.
New projects that produce or use solvent based coating, printing ink, adhesive, detergent and etc., which contains large amount of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) would be banned across the Pearl River delta.