Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region

China to improve environmental impact assessments

Date of Release: 
Feb 24 2016

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Environmental Protection is pinning its hope on laws and regulations to ensure that projects are regulated by environmental impact assessments.

In a ministry statement released Wednesday, Vice Minister Pan Yue was quoted as saying that environmental impact assessment hasn't been adequately enforced, and in some cases, they do not happen at all. Even when the assessment is carried out, the results play hardly any role in evaluation and approval.

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