The eco-environmental quality Index in Hainan was ranked 3rd in China in 2010, according to the 2010 National Environmental Quality Report released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China.
The eco-environmental quality index is the comprehensive indicators of regional ecological environment, including quality indicators of the forests, water condition, land degradation and pollution.
In 2010, the chemical oxygen demand (COD) and sulfur dioxide emissions in Hainan province were 95,000 tons and 39,700 tons respectively, which successfully fulfilled the standard of the emission-reduce task assigned by the national policy.
Meanwhile, the Hainan Provincial Ministry of Land & Resource strictly implemented the national industrial policy in 2010, and rejected a number of projects concerning high energy consumption, high emissions and production excess capacity.
With a series of positive measures, the air quality in 89% of urban areas reached the national 1st-level, the water quality of 82.8% of rivers and 88.9% of lakes monitored were above the Surface Water Standard . Water quality in coastal regions is generally in good condition, according to the report.
Translated by WOS Team
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