[14:50:50 June 2nd, 2011] Shandong Newsnet: The Provincial Government press briefing is confirmed to be held at 30 past 14, June the 2nd, 2011. Conditions of the Report on Shandong’s 2010 Environmental Status will be issued. Our newsnet will offer you real live broadcast of the briefing then, please pay attention.
[14:05:54 June 3rd, 2011] Shandong Newsnet: The briefing is officiated by Kong Fanke, Director of Shandong Communist Party Propaganda Office and Vice director of People’s Government Information Office.
[14:30:46 June 3rd, 2011] Kong Fanke: Friends from the press, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon.
[14:31:30 June 3rd, 2011] Kong Fanke: Since the eleventh 5-year-plan, under the correct leadership of the provincial party committee and government, and taking improving the environment quality, ensuring environmental security and serving for the scientific development our mainlines, we have achieved a lot. Our achievement include completing the target of reductions a year earlier, making a breakthrough in pollution control in major river valleys and regions, achieving substantive results in the construction of the ecological province, as well as the continuous improvement of the environment quality. The provincial press briefing is held here today. Mr. Ge Weiyan, Deputy Director of the provincial Environmental Protection Department is invited to give us a circular of the Report on Shandong’s 2010 Environmental Status and answer the reporters’ questions. Reporters from the central press in Shandong, Hong Kong press branches in Shandong, as well as press directly under the province and main press of Jinan also attend the briefing.
[14:32:24 June 3rd, 2011] Kong Fanke: Now I call on Mr. Ge Weiyan to give us a brief introduction of environment in 2010.
[14:34:16 June 3rd, 2011] Ge Weiyan: Friends from the press, good afternoon.
[14:35:10 June 3rd, 2011] Ge Weiyan: Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to give you the friends from the press the sincere gratitude for your consideration and support of the Shandong environment protection for years. According to the 11th item in our national environment protection law, institutions in charge of environment protection should publish report on environment status at regular intervals. And today, we will publish the Report on Shandong’s 2010 Environmental Status through press. The Report introduces the environment quality of our province and main measures in the process of environment protection from 9 aspects.
[14:35:21 June 3rd, 2011] Ge Weiyan: In 2010, we insisted the direction of scientific outlook on development and earnestly implemented the spirit of 17th party congress in our environment protection work. We combined environment protection with restructuring and benefiting the people. By taking improving the environment quality, ensuring environmental security and serving for the scientific development our mainlines, we achieved a lot in the environment protection and ecological province construction.
[14:35:28 June 3rd, 2011] Ge Weiyan: First, I will introduce you the overall environment quality status.
[14:35:43 June 3rd, 2011] Ge Weiyan: The water environmental quality. Quality of river water, drinking water and underground water are all good.
[14:36:12 June 3rd, 2011] Ge Weiyan: The urban air quality. In the year of 2010, air quality in the urban area is well, so as the road traffic sound environment in our province.
[14:37:03 June 3rd, 2011] Ge Weiyan: Solid wastes. We have finished the construction of 76 harmless refuse processing plants. What’s more, radiation environment quality is well also in the year of 2011.
[14:38:58 June 3rd, 2011] Ge Weiyan: Second, I will introduce you the main measures of us in the process of environment protection.
[14:39:07 June 3rd, 2011] Ge Weiyan: Comprehensive pollution control of major river valleys and regions. First, different institutions take part in the protection work and then we can make joint effort. Second, we insist on the simultaneous development of control, usage and protection. Third, we highlight the assessment and insist on strict environment regulation. Fourth, we strengthen law enforcement in aspect of environment and insist on the joint effort of different institutions.
[14:41:01 June 3rd, 2011] Ge Weiyan: Under the correct leadership of the provincial party committee and provincial government and through the joint effort of different institutions, the pollution control of water in our province is fruitful. By the end of 2010, pollution of 59 rivers has been controlled and fishes again lived in these rivers. We fully achieved the working target set at the beginning of 2010.
[14:43:01 June 3rd, 2011] Ge Weiyan: Air pollution control. Firstly, we form a working mechanism of “government-led, urban and rural area developing simultaneously, department linkage, division responsible”. Second, we take pollution treatment the priority to improve the air quality. Third, we have regular scheduling, analysis and report about the air quality in our province for analysis and better measures. Forth, we strengthen motor vehicle pollution control. Fifth, we formulate and implement scientific and careful air quality assurance plan and strong measures. We definitely finished the task of air quality guarantee during the Olympic Games and National Games.
[14:43:01 June 3rd, 2011] Ge Weiyan: Environment monitor and emergency system construction. Since the eleventh 5-year-plan, we have been strengthening the construction of the basic environmental capacity and established automatic monitoring system of 3 different levels from 5 aspects. By insisting on the principle of “prevention first and combining prevention with emergency treatment”, we perfected four working mechanism including environment risk assessment, potential dangers elimination, accident warning and emergency response. During 2010, no comparatively large emergency environment accident is spotted.
[14:46:19 June 3rd, 2011] Ge Weiyan: Ecological province construction. Since the eleventh 5-year-plan, we have been taking the ecological civilization concept as our direction and earnestly implementing the target during the second stage of ecological province construction. During the eleventh 5-year-plan, we have established a national ecological municipal, 12 national eco-demonstration regions, 174 national ecological counties and 3 national nature reserves.
[14:47:15 June 3rd, 2011] Ge Weiyan: I have given you a brief introduction of the environmental status of our province in 2010. Much more detailed information can be learned in the Report on Shandong’s 2010 Environmental Status. At last, I again would like to give you the friends from the press the sincere gratitude for your consideration and support of the Shandong environment protection for years. I hope you can continuously pay attention to and support our work and the environmental awareness of our society will be strengthened. In this way, the environment protection of our province will be much better and we can do much more contribution to the economic and civilization development of our province.
[15:12:11 June 3rd, 2011] Kong Fanke: 2011 is the first year of the twelfth 5-year-plan, as well as a potential year for the ecological civilization construction and the construction of well-off society. The provincial party committee and provincial government has taken “constructing eco-civilized Shandong and enhancing capacity for sustainable development” as one of our working priorities during the twelfth 5-year-plan. The environment protection work is facing up to unprecedented opportunities and challenges. We hope that you press could give full play to your role of guidance and public opinion supervision, give vigorous publicity to the eco-civilization and environment protection and do contribution to the construction of harmonious Shandong.
[15:12:32 June 3rd, 2011] Kong Fanke: That’s the end of the briefing. Thank you.