Shenzhen to Invest Billions to Further Improve Air Quality
The city is planning to invest 31 billion yuan in efforts to further reduce the air pollution in the city by 2017 and at the same time improve the air quality to further make the city into one of the most livable city based on air quality among major Chinese cities. The PM2.5 particles will be dropped down below 30 micrograms per cubic meters and around 80,000 yellow labeled vehicles will not be allowed on roads anymore.
In moves to further reduce vehicle emissions, all gas stations are required to supply the new National IV standard fuel. A theory was also reported on the city’s air quality is being determined by the geological and meteorological conditions which is untrue, but meteorological conditions are one of the key factors in determining the air quality. A researcher for the Shenzhen Air Environment Research Institute said that the air quality in the city is improving due to the implementation of stricter control methods. Shenzhen was also able to complete the renovations of the four power generators in Mawan Power Plant along with three incinerators at the power plants in Bao’an, Nanshan and Yantian. The renovations further reduced the emission of nitrogen gas in the air by 6,300 tons a year..
Shenzhen is one of the nine out of 161 Chinese cities that passed a new stricter air quality standard for the first half of this year, indication that around 6 percent of the cities surveyed have safe air quality. a city air quality at safe levels is out of 171 of 181 days for the first half of this year. Then in 2012 China then issued a new air quality monitoring standard that include monitoring of carbon dioxide, the PM2.5, PM10, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and the ozone layer.