China Readies to Invest $275 Billion (€206.17 Billion) in Curbing Air Pollution

High officials announce plans to reduce air pollution in the country's urban centers

By on August 20th, 2013 20:36 GMT

By now, it's no news that people living in China's urban areas are exposed to worrying levels of air pollution. Apparently, the country's high officials have finally decided to do something about it.

Thus, recent news from this part of the world says that Chinese officials have decided to implement several green-oriented projects whose goal is to help curb air pollution in the country's urban centers.

Information shared with the public says that the cost of these projects will amount to an impressive $275 billion (€206.17 billion).

The money will be spent over the course of the following five years, and will largely serve to clear the air in Beijing and its surrounding areas, high officials explained only last week. 

However, it is to be expected that other areas where troubling levels of air pollution have been recorded over the years will also be given due consideration.

As reported on several occasions, China owes its air pollution crisis to the fact that it is one of the world's largest coal consumers.

This energy source in frowned upon by many environmentalists, who argue that emissions released into the atmosphere whenever coal is burnt can trigger health problems such as cancer, heart attacks and asthma.

Comments

China wishes to curb air pollution
   China wishes to curb air pollution