Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Beijing Building Sites To Close Pre-Olympics

From July 20th Beijing's building sites will fall silent three weeks before the start of the Olympic Games in August in an effort to clear Beijing's skies before the big event kicks off.

Concrete mixers will grid to a halt, outdoor paint-spraying will be banned, along with any digging.

Cement manufacturers and concrete mixing facilities in and around Beijing have also been told to cease operations from July 20th.

A ban on vehicles according to their registration numbers is also expected to come in to force.

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