He­bei to use for­eign ex­perts to curb air pol­lu­tion

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

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.

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