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China to pursue energy-efficient constructions
Updated: 2006-02-16 21:42

A construction worker chuckles as he walks through an ongoing construction site in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006. China is launching a major push to make buildings more energy-efficient to offset worries over fuel shortages, pollution and global warming, the government said Thursday. Experts will train members of the building industry in using environmental-friendly technology while the government expects to roll out tough, new standards and stricter enforcement nationwide, construction ministry Vice Minister Qiu Baoxing said at a news conference. 'If you don't meet the energy-efficient standards, you will lose your job,' Qiu warned design firms and builders. [AP]


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