Hainan sees 98.9% of days with fairly good air quality in 2014
Hainan reported fairly good air quality 98.9% of the time in 2014, according to figures released by the Hainan Environmental Protection Bureau recently.
The report showed the air quality index for 98.9% of the days reached grade I national air quality standards.
Last year, a provincial-wide regulation for air quality control in Hainan was outlined, aiming to prevent worsening air pollution.
The regulation requires authorities to forecast pollution levels and take firm action when conditions worsen, including suspending production at factories and ordering heavy-polluting vehicles off the city's roads.
Hainan is known in China for its good air quality, and residents hope this will continue to be true. The island will enforce regulations to promote green buildings and complete the installation of air quality monitoring stations around the city.