Bei­jing to build cor­ri­dors to re­duce pol­lu­tion

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Bei­jing plans to build ven­ti­la­tion cor­ri­dors across the city to ease air pol­lu­tion by bridg­ing parks and con­ser­va­tion ar­eas into green­belts, a lo­cal of­fi­cial said.

The city will build five large cor­ri­dors more than 500 me­ters (1,640 feet) wide, and more than 10 cor­ri­dors 80 me­ters wide, Wang Fei, deputy di­rec­tor of the Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mis­sion of Ur­ban Plan­ning, said at a news con­fer­ence.

Wang said the cor­ri­dors will im­prove air flow and re­duce the ef­fects of the ur­ban heat is­land, which re­sults from struc­tures that block air­flow as well as from ex­cess heat pro­duced by en­ergy con­sump­tion and ac­tiv­ity in the city.

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