Mayor Hu Zhongxiong Inspects Projects on Household Waste Classification
Hu Zhongxiong, deputy secretary of the CPC Changsha Municipal Committee, Changsha mayor, and director of the Xiangjiang New Area Administration Committee, conducted a special inspection on household waste classification on July 22. He emphasized that household waste classification is a significant measure of implementing President Xi Jinping’s thought on ecological civilization and comprehensively promoting Changsha’s ecological civilization construction. It is also a major concern of the people which involves their vital interests. Great efforts should be exerted to earnestly implement decisions of central, provincial and municipal governments and stick to the project of household waste classification, so as to build Changsha into a city suitable for living, doing business and travelling and improve citizens’ happiness index.
Qingshuitang Community in Kaifu District, since its pilot implementation of waste classification, has improved waste collection and clearing facilities. Students’ formative education to raise citizens’ awareness of waste classification have been conducted and the number of wastes reduced significantly. Mayor Hu stressed that waste classification, as a vital stage of urban management, needs mutual participation and action of the whole society. Communities are the footstone in strengthening grassroots governance, and they should take responsibility for guiding citizens to actively classify household wastes, reducing wastes from the source, and consciously protecting their living environment.
Major Hu later inspected the First Waste Transfer and Disposal Station in Changsha, Harmless Disposal of Kitchen Waste Plant, Urban Solid Waste Disposal Station, Household Waste Clearing and Burning Project, Hazardous Chemical and Medical Waste Disposal Center, Yuelu District Greening and Bulky Waste Disposal Station, Waste Transfer Station of Yuelu District, and Waste Transfer Station of Municipal Institutions. He said that waste classification and collection at the initial stage, waste transfer at the middle stage, and waste disposal and process supervision at the later stage should be integrated, in an attempt to scientifically build an efficient operation management system on household waste disposal which covers the whole process with well-established policies, clear responsibility allocation, and coordination of various departments.
Translator: Wang Xiaolu
Chinese source: news.changsha.cn