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3. The living environment improved remarkably
Post Time: 29/04/2015

     The opportunity of the Provincial “Five-Water Management” On-Site Meeting was seized launching a campaign of “Protecting Mother Rivers” and waging a climax of managing water extended to the population, all the regions and with all the strength. The “All-around Ten Actions” program was carried out”, and the first provincial flip-chart operational command system was established, as long as a full coverage of river heads and river policemen and an interacting mechanism for cross-basin water management. Various principles of water management were adopted, including water, waterfronts, upper reaches, lower reaches, symptoms and root causes management. Additionally, the basic elimination of rivers' garbage was realized. Eighty-three black and smelly rivers, for a total of 749 kilometers, including the Changhu Lake in Wucheng District, were renovated with special emphasis. Four sections of either Grade V water or worse were eliminated and all the cross-county (city) water quality reached Grade IV. The promise of “eliminating black and smelly rivers within one year” was fulfilled. A larger number of rivers became suitable for swimming and these achievements were well received by the people. Numerous projects for water management were launched. The newly added sewage treatment capacity reached 158,000 tons, and the urban sewage treatment rate reached 91%, increasing by 2 percentage points. Twenty-seven dangerous reservoirs and 130 km embankments were reinforced, and 159 ponds and 543 km rivers were renovated. The construction of Jinhua Second Water Factory was launched. The groundwater resources were strictly managed, creating the water-saving city. The protection of the “water tank” was reinforced and the water conservation ecological function area was expanded to 292 square kilometers. Jinhua was granted the “Dayu Caldron”, a symbol of outstanding performance in the “Five-Water Management” throughout the province. Dongyang and Pujiang were granted “Dayu Caldron” as representatives of outstanding counties. Wucheng was labeled as National Model of Water Conservancy, and Lanxi was awarded “Dayu Cup” Gold Prize for provincial water conservancy.

     The “Three Renovations and One Demolishing” project advanced smoothly. The provincial dismantling of illegal billboards along the expressways was advanced. A series of special rectifications were carried out, including the rural illegal one-family homesteads, illegal religious sites and illegal temporary buildings. 18.19mn square meters of illegal buildings were demolished, and 70 towns (townships, sub-districts) and 1947 villages (communities) were freed from illegal buildings. Pujiang was recognized by the province as “county without illegal constructions.” The renovation of the Erqi block in Wucheng and the shanty towns in Shimen Farm were effectively promoted, and the efforts to improve the lanes behind the revenues were reinforced. The policy system to replace the villages with communities was improved, and the “villages in the town” with community-based apartments were settled. 8.21mn square meters of “villages in the town”, 4.21mn square meters of old residential area, and 3.7mn square meters of old factory area were reconstructed.

     War was declared against the air pollution. The three-year action plan for improving the air quality was put into practice, and ten special operations were enacted, including car-regulating, dust-reduction, coal-burning control, and fireworks ban, among others. More than 60,000 yellow-labeled vehicles and old cars were banned, and the management of the dust control in both construction sites and avenues was enhanced. The PM2.5 in downtown Jinhua decreased 8.6%, the days of excellent air quality reached 235, 30 days more than the previous year.

     The alleviation of urban traffic congestion was promoted. Renovation projects on major streets were carried out, and twelve dead end ways and the first and second ring road in downtown Jinhua were linked up. Priorities were given to the development of public transportation. The construction of the first line ofBbus Rapid Transit (BRT) was started, 12,000 public bicycles were added, and the public transport sharing rate thus rose to 18.5%. The regulation of the improper use of underground parking lots was strengthened, progress was made in removing bad driving and walking habits and in reducing the overloaded passenger and cargo transportation.

The “three renovations (of waste water, trash and bare houses)” project was reinforced in the countryside. The waste water treatment was carried out in 1,802 villages and 256,000 households benefited from the improvement. In 1,345 villages of seventy-five towns (townships), the rural trash was classified, recycled or reduced for further treatment. The paid service for rural health management was launched in Lanxi. 1.72mn square meters of bare houses were improved. Twelve Beautiful Countryside Itinerates, fourteen Beautiful Towns (Townships), sixty Boutique Villages, 140 Beautiful Villages, and 8 new Provincial Beautiful and Livable Model Villages were constructed. Yongkang was honored as the Provincial Model City in Creating Beautiful Countryside.


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