Tianjin is an industrial city with 10 million people and is located 100 kilometres southeast of Beijing. The city will be hosting part of the Olympic football tournament.
In 2001, Tianjin launched the "Blue Sky Project" to curb its air pollution and be at par with the national standards. Recently, the Tianjin Government approved suggestions for the implementation of the Blue Sky Project in 2008. The suggestions emphasized on striving to guarantee air quality which is above level 2 during the Olympic Games in August.
Source (in Chinese): http://www.csid.com.cn/NewsInfo.asp?NewsId=79425
The Tianjin government has adopted measures and projects, which are similar to those of Beijing, in controlling vehicle pollution, floating dust and industrial emissions.
- Renew 3,000 buses, 7,000 taxis and reform 1,000 buses .
- Adopt an vehicle number plate system (odd-even) that will limit the number of cars on the streets by half.
Industrial emission control
- Phase out low-efficient, high-energy consuming, high polluting enterprises in the cement, coke and steel industry.
- Small coal-fired power plants with capacities lower than 50,000 kw should be restricted or stopped. Coal-burning facilities with capacities above 10 ton/hour should be closed or stopped.
- Construction in key controlling areas and areas within 1.5 km away from the gyms during Olympics should be stopped.
Source (in Chinese): http://news.online.tj.cn/news/tianjin/2008/227/08227165320AIIEAJ7CF6A63CB340F3.html