Shang­hai to set up ‘sponge city’ stan­dards

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

The mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment of Shang­hai will grad­u­ally craft its own stan­dards for be­ing a “sponge city”, the Xin­min Evening News re­ported. A sponge city refers to one that can ef­fec­tively man­age a flood or drought. Among the city’s roads, 360,000 square me­ters can achieve the sponge level, but much still needs to be im­proved as the city has 100 sq km of roads to man­age. Ear­lier this year, sev­eral gov­ern­ment de­part­ments had jointly pro­posed to trans­form Shang­hai into a sponge city, say­ing they will work out de­tailed stan­dards soon.

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