Li Ganjie stresses the importance to wrap up and learn the good experience and practices in the implementation of the action plan for the prevention and control of air pollution, quicken the pace to map out a three-year defense plan and key policy measures, and resolutely win the battle to defend blue skies.
On Feb. 2, Minister Li Ganjie presided over a symposium on winning the battle to defend blue skies, when he stressed the importance to wrap up and learn the good experience and practices in the implementation of the action plan for the prevention and control of air pollution, quicken the pace to map out a three-year defense plan and key policy measures, and resolutely win the battle to defend blue skies.
The symposium began by hearing the local reports on the implementation of the said action plan, the preliminary conclusions of the final evaluation, and the early considerations on winning the defense battle. The heads of the environmental protection departments of Beijing, Hebei, Liaoning, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Guangdong, Sichuan, and Shaanxi, as well as Taiyuan, Jinan, and Zhengzhou shared their experience and contributed recommendations on winning the defense battle.
Li noted that to win the battle to defend the blue skies is a great mission of vital significance and a tough battle we cannot afford to lose. The 19th National Congress of the CPC made strategic plans for continued efforts in implementing the action plan against air pollution and winning the defense battle of blue skies. Furthermore, the central economic working conference proposed to map out a three-year defense plan that aims for greater achievements by significantly reducing the PM2.5 readings and the number of the days recorded with heavy air pollution, and obviously improving the air quality and people’s sense of happiness.
Li stressed that to win the battle to defend the blue skies is a marching order given by the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core to further strengthen ecological conservation. Therefore, we must work under the guidance of the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, follow the leadership core, and keep in alignment. We must raise the political stance, straighten out our tasks at a faster rate, and face up to the difficulties. We should seek the truth, pool the wisdoms of all stakeholders, and draw operation map in more details, so that the defense plan can embody the guiding principles of the CPC Central Committee and play a vital role in improving the ambient air quality. The provinces in key regions should, based on local conditions, race against time to mull over, map out, and implement local defense plans.
Vice Minister Zhao Yingmin presented at the symposium.
The directors general of relevant internal departments and affiliated institutions attended the symposium.
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