Air quality in East China’s Anhui province greatly improved in the first half of this year as blue sky days accounted for 81.9 percent of the total, 12.7 percentage points more than that during the same period a year ago, according to data released by the nation’s top environmental regulator.
The density of hazardous airborne particles PM 2.5 and PM 10 dropped 22.6 percent and 20.5 percent year on year, bringing the province to the second and fifth places in the country, respectively, data from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment showed.
The province ranked fourth in China in terms of growth in the percentage of days with good air quality in the Jan-Jun period.
Air quality improved as a result of the province’s continuous efforts in pollution control. It carried out 1,266 projects to combat air pollution as of June 30, completing 66 percent of the annual target.
The province focused on air pollution control in five industries, 32 industrial parks and 14 business clusters and 243 enterprises.