Hebei to use foreign experts to curb air pollution
Hebei province — which in 2013 had 236 days with an air quality index worse than the national standard for good air — will use 200 foreign experts to assist with developing 50 projects on air pollution control over the next four years.
“We will attract projects and experts mainly from the United States, Britain, Germany and other developed countries,” said Jing Qingyu, deputy director of the provincial human resources and social security department.
Hebei plans to spend 20 million yuan ($6.2 million) for the imported talent in 2014, Jing said.
Experts in Hebei have suggested the province should focus on technical talent.
“We already possess the main technology for air pollution control, which means only experts with cutting-edge knowledge are needed,” said Guo Bin, a professor at Hebei University of Science and Technology.