Guangzhou authorities on Tuesday put in place tougher measures to combat air pollution, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported Wednesday. The measures include idling 20 percent of public vehicles and halting dust-causing processes at construction sites, the report said. Foshan, another city in Guangdong province, had implemented a similar policy early last month. Meanwhile, the Guangdong provincial government has started giving real-time updates to the public on air quality data at 111 control points across 21 cities, the report said. The province also passed last week a new policy that aims to the region’s air quality significantly by 2017. Under the plan, the Pearl River Delta will meet national PM2.5 particles standards and cities in eastern, western and northern Guangdong will be compliant with national air quality standards, the report said.
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