Beijing Slaps Ban On Winter Construction In Bid To Improve Air Quality

Almost all major public construction projects in Beijing will be halted this winter in an effort to improve the city’s notorious air quality, official media said on Sunday, citing the municipal commission of housing and urban-rural development. Road and water projects, and the demolition of housing will be banned from November 15 to March 15 within Beijing’s six major districts and surrounding suburbs, Xinhua reported.

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