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Changsha Holds World Environment Day Main Event

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This year’s June 5 is the 48th World Environment Day. With the theme of “Beautiful China, I am doing my part”, Changsha’s World Environment Day main event was launched at Guitanghe Park, Yuhua District, Changsha on the morning of June 5. Hu Henghua, CPC Hunan Provincial Committee Standing Committee member and CPC Changsha Municipal Committee secretary, attended.
 
In 2019, the Changsha Ecological Environment Bureau focused on environment improvement. And great progress has been made in pollution prevention and control across the city. As of May 31, there were 122 days rated as “excellent” or “good” in terms of air quality in Changsha, 6 days more than the same period last year. The ratio of days with “excellent” or “good” air quality was 80.8%, 1.3 percentage points higher than the same period last year.
 
Between January and April, 2019, 96.2% of the 26 national and provincial surface water monitoring sections got the “excellent” or “good” rating in terms of water quality, up 17.9 percentage points from the same period last year. All of the centralized drinking water sources at or above the county level reached the water quality standards. Water environment continued to improve.
 
 
The 2018 Environmental Quality Bulletin was released during the event. In 2018, Changsha’s overall environment quality got improved steadily. 
 
Air quality gradually became better. In the city proper, the proportion of days with “excellent” or “good” air quality in 2018 was 77.2 %, 5.0 percentage points higher than the previous year.  
 
Surface water quality continued to improve. About 95.7% of the city’s 23 national and provincial monitoring sections enjoyed “excellent” or “good” water quality, 4.3 percentage points higher than the previous year.
 
The water quality of Xiangjiang River Changsha section was rated as “excellent” or “good”; that of Laodao River, Jinjiang River, Qianlong Lake, and Nianjia Lake was “good”; and that of the upper and middle reaches of Liuyang River and Weishui River was “excellent” or “good”. The water quality of the lower reaches of Liuyang River and Weishui River was better than the previous year. The annual water quality of the delta at the Liuyang River’s mouth was rated as Class Ⅲ for the first time ever since 2004. The water qualification rate of centralized drinking water sources was 100%. The noise environment in the city proper also maintained the “good” rating.
 
Source: en.changsha.gov.cn