Air Pollution in Beijing

Beijing to inject $3.5 billion to reduce air pollution

Date of Release: 
Jan 27 2016

The city of Beijing will cut the level of PM2.5 in the air by 5 per cent this year, and will allocate more funds for projects to reduce emissions, an environmental official said.

To achieve the goal, the capital will inject 16.5 billion yuan (S$3.57 billion) into projects to reduce air pollution in 2016, up from 5.9 billion yuan in 2015, said Yu Jianhua, chief engineer of the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau.

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Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei to jointly curb air pollution

Date of Release: 
Dec 11 2015

The first red alert for air pollution in Beijing has been lifted as the sky cleared on Thursday.

But municipal officials are vowing to step up anti-smog efforts, with help from the neighboring region.

Officials of north China's Jing-Jin-Ji region, involving Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei Province, have pledged a joint effort to combat air pollution.

Yin Hailin, deputy mayor of Tianjin Municipality, stresses the importance of working together.

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ADB approves 300-mln-USD loan to support air pollution control in Beijing

Date of Release: 
Dec 11 2015

MANILA, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Development bank has approved its first policy-based loan of 300 million U.S. dollars to China to help address air pollution problem in Beijing.

Part of the loan will also go to air pollution control programs in Tianjin municipality and Hebei province, both neighboring Beijing, said the bank on Thursday.

The loan accompanies expected cofinancing from KfW development bank of 150 million euros in support of the estimated expenditure of the Hebei Clean Air Action Plan 2015-2016 of 4.8 billion U.S. dollars in Hebei Province.

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