On Oct 11, Wenzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone was approved to be the National Demo-Zone for ISO14000 by SEPA [Correspondence No.348 (2004)].
On Oct 11, SEPA announced the list of projects awarded Scientific and Technological Prize for Environmental Protection in 2004 [Correspondence No.350 (2004)].
On Oct 12, accompanied by Minister Xie Zhenhua of SEPA and Permanent Representative, Ambassador WANG Guangya of China to UN, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan visited Daxing Liuminying ecological village in Beijing, which is the first village of ecological agriculture in China.
On Oct 12, 2004 Beijing International Seminar on Military Environmental Protection was held in Beijing. Mr. Liao Xilong, Director of General Logistics Department and Commissioner of Central Military Commission of the CPC attended the meeting and announced the opening of the meeting. Minister Xie Zhenhua of SEPA also attended and addressed the meeting. Over 200 representatives of armies from 54 countries participated in the meeting.
On Oct 12-13, 2004 China Zhejiang Ecological Province Construction Forum co-sponsored by SEPA and Zhejiang Provincial People's Government was held in Hangzhou of Zhejiang Province. Mr. Xi Jinping, Secretary of Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee, Mr. Lv Zushan, Governor of Zhejiang Province
On Oct 14, the tenth anniversary ceremony for the establishment of Organic Food Development Center of SEPA was held in Nanjing. Vice Minister Zhu Guangyao of SEPA attended and addressed the meeting.
On Oct 14-15, the Third ASEAN+3 Environmental Ministers' Meeting (10+3) was Held in Singapore. The environmental ministers of the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) (10+3) mainly discussed environmental cooperation of ASEAN and China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
On Oct 15, "Interim Measures on Register Administration on Qualification to Start a Business as Registered Nuclear Safety Engineer" was issued by SEPA [Reference No.141(2004)].
On Oct 18, Vice Minister Zhu Guangyao of SEPA met the delegation led by Mr. Jan-Erik Enestem, President of EU Environmental Council and Vice Minister of Environmental Ministry in Finland and mainly discussed the issue of global climate change.
On Oct 20, the celebration ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of China Nuclear Safety Supervision and Management Institution was held in Beijing. Minister Xie Zhenhua and Vice Minister Wang Yuqing of SEPA attended and addressed the meeting.
On Oct 20-21, Sino-German (Xiangtan) Cooperation Conference on Environmental Management and Enterprises was held in Xiangtan, Hunan Province. Vice Minister Zhu Guangyao presented and addressed the meeting.
On Oct 23-24, the spot meeting on water pollution prevention and control in Huaihe River Basin was held in Bengbu of Anhui Province. Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan attended and addressed the meeting. During the meeting period, "Responsibility Pledge on Objectives of Water Pollution Prevention and Control in Huaihe River Basin" was signed between Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong, Henan and SEPA respectively which was entrusted by the State Council.
On Oct 25, the opening ceremony for 2004 China Environmental Cultural Festival and Green China Gala was held in Beijing which was co-sponsored by Publicity Department of CCCPC, Committee of Environment and Resources of NPC, Committee of Population, Resources and Environment of CPPCC, SEPA and State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and Central Communist Youth League. Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan presented the ceremony and announced the opening of 2004 China Environmental Cultural Festival. Minister Xie Zhenhua of SEPA delivered an opening speech. The Closing Ceremony for the festival and Awarding Ceremony for Songs Contest for Public Welfare of Environmental Protection was held on Oct 31. Vice Chairman Zhang Siqing of National Committee of the CPPCC presented the ceremony and announced the festival concluded.
On Oct 25, the Workshop on Ecological Barrier in the Rivers Sources Areas was conducted in Chengdu of Sichuan Province by SEPA and Organization Department of CCCPC. Vice Minister Wang Yuqing gave a lecture at the workshop.
On Oct 26, the ninth batch of national ecological demo-zone construction pilots including 44 cities/counties was approved by SEPA [Reference No.144(2004)].
On Oct 27, the fifth "Green China" Forum was held in Beijing. Minister Xie Zhenhua, Vice Minister Pan Yue of SEPA attended and addressed the meeting. Governmental officials, college students, representatives of enterprises and press from home and abroad also participated in the meeting.
On Oct 27, SEPA allied with Ningbo People's Government to conduct the 2004 Exercise on Environmental Emergency Response in Ningbo. Minister Xie Zhenhua of SEPA watched the exercise and made the speech on the spot.
On Oct 29, 10 technical requirements for certification of products for environmental protection including Rotary Strainer was issued by SEPA [Reference No.149(2004)].
On Oct 29-31, the 3rd Meeting of Phase III of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development was held in Asia Hotel, Beijing. The theme of this meeting was "Agriculture and Rural Sustainable Development." Premier Wen Jiabao addressed the meeting and met all the participants. On Oct 31, Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan attended and addressed the closing ceremony.
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