Cap­i­tal tar­gets lower pol­lu­tion level

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Bei­jing will cut the level of PM2.5 in the air by 5 per­cent 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 ($2.5 bil­lion) into projects to re­duce air pol­lu­tion in 2016, up from 5.9 bil­lion yuan in 2015, said Yu Jian­hua of the Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Bureau. PM2.5 are par­ti­cles smaller than 2.5 mi­crons that can dam­age lungs.

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