Hong Kong's Environment Bureau on Monday welcomed the recently released Shenzhen Air Quality Enhancement Plan, which sets out clear air quality targets as well as air pollution prevention and control measures for Shenzhen.
Released on September 27, the plan includes implementing desulfurization denitrification and dust removal technologies for coal-fired power generating units; promoting cleaner power generation; improving motor fuel quality and tightening vehicle emission standards.
Hong Kong's Environment Bureau said the city will continue to collaborate with Guangdong and Shenzhen in the establishment of regional joint mechanisms to prevent and control air pollution, and enhance co-operation in those key areas to further improve air quality in the Pearl River delta region.
In March, Hong Kong government unveiled the "A Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong," which puts forward a series of air quality improvement measures covering land and sea transport, power plants and non-road mobile machinery to tackle air pollution.
The measures to be taken forward under Hong Kong and Shenzhen's plans should contribute to the improvement of regional air quality in the Delta region and help achieve delta emission-reduction targets for 2015 and 2020, which were set last year by Hong Kong and Guangdong governments.