Huzhou unveils two standards in green development

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: Aug 16, 2021

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A view of the countryside in Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/hz66.com]

Huzhou in East China's Zhejiang province on Aug 13 unveiled two local standards for the promotion of the concept "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets".

The two standards, the first of their kind in China, were compiled by the China National Institute of Standardization.

He Xiaohong, head of the Huzhou municipal ecological civilization office, said that the two documents will offer technical guidance for the transformation of lucid waters and lush mountains to assets, and the standardization of ecological civilization construction.

Huzhou has rolled out 89 local standards in ecological civilization construction to date. The city has been designated as a national demonstration zone for the standardization of ecological civilization.

The value of the city's ecological resources has surpassed 300 billion yuan, official statistics show.

The standardization of ecological civilization construction is a long-term systematic project, according to Wang Junwei, an official at the State Administration for Market Regulation. 

Wang hopes that Huzhou would offer replicable experience for the country after the implementation of the two standards.

Huzhou has been adhering to the green development path mapped out by the "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets" concept which was first proposed in Anji county on Aug 15, 2005.