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Beijing issues new measures at curbing air pollution

Lines of are pictured during a rush-hour jam on Guomao Bridge in Beijing, 11, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee

BEIJING, 2 (Reuters) — Beijing yet another slew of measures on to curb a choking pollution including limiting the number of new on the roads and closing or upgrading the of 1,200 companies.

China’s capital has tried everything shutting factories to a massive building programme as it battles a air pollution problem, but with apparent effect.

The latest measures are part of a plan to reduce the Chinese density of harmful particles in the air by at 25 percent by 2017.

It’s a of war against PM 2.5, the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau in a statement on its website, referring to particles in the air that pose the risk to human health.

The will work relentlessly to air quality.

The Chinese government has increasingly alarmed by social caused by environmental disasters and to public health, often the of breakneck industrial expansion and migration to new cities.

In the newly unveiled measures, will place tougher on the number of new vehicles allowed on the each year, curbing growth to nearly zero.

The aims to cap the number of vehicles in the at six million by the end of 2017, compared 5.35 million by the end of July, to the official Xinhua news

Beijing also aims to total vehicle fuel by at least 5 percent from by promoting the sale of new energy and vehicles, and encouraging people to less frequently, Xinhua

Beijing will also the number of vehicles allowed in areas during certain of the day, starting in 2014, it

In order to curb vehicle we have to introduce a market to reduce intensity of vehicle Xinhua quoted city official Li Kunsheng as saying.

along with other cities — Shanghai, and Guiyang — is already to new car sales restrictions, while more cities plan to suit, China’s automobile said in July.


Carmakers Volkswagen AG, General Motors Co, Motor Corp and Ford Co have all said they are their attention to China’s cities, as growth in big cities as Beijing and Shanghai starts to

Other measures to be introduced to up Beijing’s air included ordering polluting companies to upgrade or some or all their facilities in the to 2016, Xinhua added.

In or industries that fail to air pollution reduction targets, no new that emit major air will be given regulatory as of 2013, it said.

Companies who environmental laws will be from receiving bank fund-raising through initial offerings and value-added tax breaks this year.

Smoke from factories and plants, winds from the Desert and fumes from of vehicles can combine to blanket the in a pungent shroud for days. residents sometimes call the Greyjing or Beige-jing.

(Reporting by Ben and Sui-Lee Wee, and Samuel and Kazunori Takada in SHANGHAI)

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