On April 15th, the Ministry of Environmental Protection awarded Guangzhou the tablet of "National Environmental Protection Model City".
On February 13th, 2007 the then State Environmental Protection Administration of China awarded Guangzhou the title of National Environmental Protection Model City. Accordingly, Guangzhou has become the National Environmental Protection Model City that currently has the largest economic aggregate, the largest completed construction areas, the most industrial enterprises and the fastest urbanization in China.
It was learned from the Guangzhou Municipality Bureau of Environmental Protection that Guangzhou had continued to improve its whole environment quality in 2007. In terms of water sources, the water quality rate reaching the standards in the centralized drinking water sources increased by 8.13% compared with that of 2006, reaching 75.99%. There was an obvious improvement over the water quality pollution indicators for the whole Pearl River section in Guangzhou. The water quality was rated at Grade 4 and the water quality in the high-flow period accorded with the Grade 3 standards. The water quality in urban water environment function area has reached the standards 100%.
(Translated by Guangzhou Association of Foreign Affairs Translators)
Source : english.gz.gov.cn