Haikou will release PM2.5 monitoring data by end of 2012.
Haikou will release figures detailing the amount of PM2.5 particles in the air by the end of this year, Hainan Bureau of Land and Resources said on 4th June.

Sanya and the remaining cities and counties in Hainan will also monitor and release PM2.5 data by the end of 2013 and 2015 respectively.

According to the Hainan Environmental Science Research Institute, China has issued a 3-step strategy in releasing data about air quality. For provincial capital cities in China, the PM2.5 monitoring data should be released before the end of 2012. Additionally, key green cities should carry it out before the end of 2013. Finally, by the end of 2015, all cities in China should have implemented the publication of PM2.5 monitoring data.

Therefore, Haikou, the capital city of Hainan, will release PM2.5 monitoring data by the deadline, while Sanya, a national key environmental protection city, will release it by the end of next year.

Haikou has been named one of China’s 26 pilot cities, as well as the first pilot city in Hainan, and has monitored air quality since May, 2011.

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