On Feb. 1, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing went to Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, visiting academicians of environmental system in Beijing and holding a symposium.
On the same day, the 2013 Spring Festival Gathering Meeting for Retired Cadres of MEP was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Zhou Jian and member of MEP leading Party members’group He Jie attended the meeting.
On Feb. 5, the 2013 Spring Festival Gathering & Recognition Meeting of MEP was held in Beijing. Minister Zhou Shengxian attended the meeting and gave a congratulation address. The meeting commended advanced organizations and individuals of MEP in 2012. MEP Vice Minister Pan Yue chaired the meeting and member of MEP leading Party members’group He Jie read out the recognition announcement. MEP Vice Ministers Zhang Lijun, Wu Xiaoqing, Zhou Jian, Li Ganjie and Zhai Qing, head of the Discipline Inspection Group in MEP Zhou Ying, MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai and Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Xu Qinghua as well as retired officials attended the meeting.
On Feb. 6, the 7th plenum of National Environmental Advisory Council and MEP Council on Science and Technology was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the meeting and made remarks. Former Chairman of Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee (EPRCC), National People's Congress, Mao Rubai and over 70 members of the two Councils attended the meeting. The meeting was chaired by MPE Chief Engineer Wan Bentai. Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Xu Qinghua also attended the meeting.
On the same day, MEP Vice Minister Zhou Jian visited Comrade Qu Geping, Honorary Chairman of China Environmental Protection Foundation and Cheng Bin, the veteran Red Army man. Member of MEP leading Party members’group He Jie accompanied Wu to visit them.
On Feb. 7, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing visited Beijing environmental departments to investigate monitoring of air quality and visited environmental workers in Beijing. Vice Mayor of Beijing, Zhang Gong, and MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai also joined the activity.
On the same day, MEP issued the 12th Five-year Plan on Prevention and Control of Environmental Risks from Chemicals.
On Feb. 8, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing went to China National Environmental Monitoring Center (CNEMC) to investigate monitoring of air quality by new standard and data release and visited the monitoring staff. Chief Engineer Wan Bentai accompanied the investigation.
On Feb. 17, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie met with a visiting delegation led by Chairman of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Dr. Ansar Parvez in Beijing. They exchanged views on environmental issues of common concern.
On the same day, MEP approved two standards as national standard on environmental protection including Ambient air- Determination of volatile organic compounds- Sorbent adsorption and thermal desorption/ gas chromatography mass spectrometry method. The standards will be put into effect as of July 1, 2013.
On Feb. 18, the First Universal Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum of UNEP was held in Nairobi. The Chinese delegation, headed by Xu Qinghua, MEP Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety and made up of officials from MEP and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, attended the meeting.
On Feb. 19, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired ministerial executive meeting to listen to the briefings about the proposal of implementing special emission limits for air pollutants in major areas. The meeting adopted EIA inspection of some construction projects and environmental inspection of companies applying for listing. EIA inspection of two projects including Rizhao Iron and Steel Base of Shandong Nanshan Aluminium Co., Ltd. was passed. The meeting also listened to report on Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Air Pollution. MEP Vice Ministers Pan Yue, Wu Xiaoqing, Zhou Jian, Li Ganjie and Zhai Qing, head of the Discipline Inspection Group in MEP Zhou Ying, member of MEP leading Party memebers’group He Jie, MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai and Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Xu Qinghua attended the meeting. Officials from MEP departments observed the meeting.
On the same day, MEP issued the 12th Five-year Plan on National Standard on Environmental Protection.
On Feb. 25, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie met with a delegation from Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources led by Deputy Undersecretary Sefa Sadik Aytekin. They exchanged views on environmental issues of common concern.
On Feb. 27, the Forum on Protection of River Basin Environment and Technology Innovation opened in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the forum and made remarks.
On the same day, MEP issued Announcement on Implementing Special Emission Limit for Air Pollutants.
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