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Environmental Protection

source:www.ah.gov.cn author:Rain release date:2019/03/21 hits:674

By the end of 2018, there had been 87 environment supervision institutions at provincial, city and county levels in Anhui. The average ratio of days of fairly good air quality in the 16 cities of the province was 71 percent, up by 4.3 percentage points over the previous year; the air quality of 1 city met grade-two of the national standard. The average PM2.5 concentration across the province was 49 mcg per cubic meter, down by 12.5 percent over the previous year. 8 national-level and 30 provincial-level natural protection and reservation districts had been set up. The newly-added area of manpower forestation was 55.7 thousand hectares, and that of forest totaled 3,958.5 thousand hectares. The total stumpage amount was 26.1451 million cubic meters, and that of forests was 22.1866 million cubic meters.

The energy consumption in 2018 totaled 133.289 million tons of SCE, up by 2.1 percent over the previous year. The electric power consumption went up by 11.1 percent, and per unit GDP energy consumption dropped by 5.4 percent.

Water quality of the Huaihe River flowing through Anhui was better, mainly at Grade III level. Water quality of the Yangtze River through Anhui was better, mainly at Grade II level, and that of its main tributaries was good. The Chaohu Lake was moderately polluted, and 9 major branches surrounding the lake were moderately polluted. The Xi’an River and its branches were of excellent quality. The quality of 95.8 percent of urban centralized drinking water source met the standard.