Environmental Protection Agency: urban pollution to the countryside has accelerated the trend
PRC's State Information Office, from June 3 Ju Xing's news conference was informed that as China's environmental protection work of solid progress, in 2009 Bufenhuanjing Zhiliangzhibiao continued to improve Wuran control to Shenhua, ecological protection and gradually strengthened, Dan Shi environmental protection is still very arduous task, in which environmental issues have become increasingly prominent in rural areas, the situation is very grim. Outstanding performance based on pollution control for rural life, the weak, point source pollution is rising, industrial and mining pollution in rural areas highlights, urban pollution to the countryside has accelerated the trend of ecological degradation in rural areas have not effectively curbed.
Zhang Lijun, vice minister of Environmental Protection introduced the National Survey of soil pollution have been completed in 30 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) received data storage and preliminary audit. He said that this year will adhere to the new road to explore the theme of environmental protection, to address the outstanding environmental harm people's health issues focused attention to the six main work. Deepening "to award and promote governance" to promote environmental protection and ecological protection in rural areas is one of them.
Press release from the day's "2009 State of the Environment," learned, "to award and promote governance" policy since the implementation of rural environment to achieve remarkable results. 2008 to 2009 the central government special funds into rural environmental protection up to 15 billion to support more than 2,160 villages to carry out integrated environmental management and ecological construction of demonstration, to promote local investment of 2.5 billion, up more than 1,300 farmers directly benefit people. A group of people the salient environmental issues have been resolved, many villages in the village of Yung village appearance improved, a number of projects to achieve the ecological, social and economic benefits.
According to statistics, as of the end of 2009, the national coverage of sanitary latrines in rural areas 63.1%, sound coverage of sanitary latrines was 40.4%. National Rural Drinking Water Supply accumulated benefit a population of 903 million people, has benefited from improved water and 94.3% rural population. Biogas Project total investment 8.0 billion, of which central investment projects 3.58 million household biogas, medium-sized biogas project 1579, breeding areas and the joint household biogas project 10440, the annual new users more than 5.1 million rural biogas . National Rural Biogas users to 35 million, annual production of about 13.4 billion cubic meters biogas, farmers use less gas alternative fuel wood 21 million tons of standard coal equivalent and reduce carbon dioxide emissions of about 50 million tons.
As of the end of 2009, large-scale irrigation districts and water-saving transformation project has organized a total investment 39.049 billion yuan, of which central investment 21.578 billion yuan, on the planning for 434 of the 416 large-scale irrigation irrigation carried out construction and Benefit of Water Reform . In 2009, the country completed a total area of erosion control about 7.5 million square kilometers.
Zhang Lijun, that in order to monitor local governments strictly enforce environmental protection laws and regulations, protection of national environmental security, the State Department within the Ministry of Environmental Protection has established six environmental supervision centers, the main task of these centers is to supervise local supervision Government to implement environmental laws and regulations, standards and policies. Department of Environmental Protection under the supervision and inspection center of local government feedback laws and regulations on environmental protection, planning the implementation of standards, recommendations and supervision to monitor the views put forward. Serious problems, the Environmental Protection Department will be on those areas of environmental impact assessment of regional restrictions. Supervision will also be the case under examination, the executive primarily responsible for local government accountability person, through the above measures to protect the national environmental protection laws and regulations, planning standards implementation.