The Ministry of Environmental Protection will issue a document to resolutely implement the “ten-point water plan”, and water pollution control in industrial agglomeration areas must be put into practice
It’s learned from the Ministry of Environmental Protection that the Ministry of Environmental Protection will print and issue The Program to Promote the Water Pollution Control Task in Industrial Agglomeration Areas and require taking hard measures to implement the task of the “ten-point water plan”. For provincial or higher-level industrial agglomeration areas that fail to finish the task on time, the approval of their construction projects increasing water pollutant discharge shall be suspended and their park qualifications shall be revoked according to relevant regulations.
Relevant official of the Water Environment Management Division of the Ministry of Environmental Protection told the media on 6th that the progress in some places to implement water pollution control work in industrial agglomeration area is too slow and there is still too much gap from the requirements of the time limit required in the “ten-point water plan. “Industrial agglomeration areas are important carriers of industrial development. To establish centralized sewage treatment facilities and install automatic online monitoring devices are the bottom line of water pollution control in industrial agglomeration areas”, said the official.
The Program to Promote the Water Pollution Control Task in Industrial Agglomeration Areas to be printed and issued puts forward that all local governments and park administration as the main body of the responsibility shall go all out to complete the requirements of the “ten-point water plan”; all leading responsible departments shall intensify scheduling and information disclosure; all levels of environmental protection departments shall organize and coordinate relevant departments to go to the site for supervision and guidance; and the Ministry of Environmental Protection should strengthen supervision and guidance together with relevant ministrations.
As required in the “ten-point water plan”, before the end of 2017, all industrial agglomeration areas should establish centralized sewage treatment facilities and install automatic online monitoring devices in accordance with the regulations; especially the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta and relevant areas should complete one year in advance.