Chaoyang District in eastern
Beijing has made remarkable progress in the improvement of environmental
The district set up an office in 2005 to specially deal with the issue
because it contains 31 Olympic projects, including the National Stadium, main
stadium of the Olympic Games. The number of contracted hotels in the district
totals 50, according to Wang Chunqing, deputy chief of the office.
Seeing the endeavor a top priority, the district has made achievements in
many areas. It demolished illegal buildings and invited bids to vie for the
rights to use out-door advertisement boards along seven roads.
During a two-month campaign from April this year, the district cleaned up the
garbage exposed on the ground surface. It renovated a total of 35 parkways,
built a batch of model living quarters featuring green spaces. The new
afforestation areas in the district reached 246.1 hectares, plus 112.5 hectares
of renovated greeneries.
Attention was paid to water protection around the Olympic projects, with
water quality of Wenyu River and Beixiao River upgraded as a result of sludge
treatment and construction of new drainage ditches. The district also revamped a
total of 506 boilers to reduce air pollution.
Wang told a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday that his district will
spare no effort to create new environmental conditions in the run-up to the