20 million people live in Beijing, a literally breathtaking city that has been contending with air quality so bad and
Behind the attention to the theme finally on the forefront of Chinese politics are the mounting public unrest, criticism, and widespread anger at environmental degradation. In response, Beijing’s government has pledged to improve sewage disposal, garbage treatment, and air quality, as well as crack down on illegal construction, China Daily wrote, citing a three-year plan released on Thursday. In the next three years, China will spend 100 billion Yuan ($16 billion) to rectify, clear, and deal with Beijing’s pollution.
Beijing’s plan includes lying or upgrading 1,290 km (800 miles) of sewage pipeline, building five garbage incineration plants, setting up 47 water recycling plants, and upgrading 20 sewage disposal plants, wrote China Daily. Beijing Mayor Wang Anshan requested that the private sector participate in these investments.