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Efforts to Keep City Environment Clean

Pyongyang, June 5 (KCNA) — A campaign has been launched to keep the city environment clean in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on the occasion of the World Environment Day which falls on June 5.

An Pyong So, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the DPRK Natural Conservation Union, had an interview with KCNA on the occasion.

Referring to the “Green Cities; Plan for the Planet,” the theme for this year advanced by the UN Environment Programme, he said:

A nation-wide campaign has been vigorously conducted to thoroughly prevent the city environment from being polluted, improve the living climate of the working people and provide them with all conditions for cultural rest.

Many species of trees, turfs, flowers and vines have been extensively planted in cities according to the city afforestation and greenery plans worked out to suit their sizes and topographical features. As a result, the number of trees per unit acreage of cities has increased.

Measures have been taken to arrange and manage large and small parks and recreation grounds, set up environment observation posts in different parts of the country to regularly study the quality of the city environment.

Along with this, activities such as prohibition of operation of harmful gas and dust-producing industrial establishments, suspension of rolling stocks operation exhausting much gas, disposal of garbage and purification of sewage water are being extensively undertaken to prevent the city environment from pollution.

The importance of the city environment and ways to protect and improve it are being brought home to broad sections of the people.

Particularly, the mass media of the country give a wide publicity to general knowledge and data to reduce the damage by frequent sandy dust phenomenon.

The DPRK government has set April and October of every year as the month and the first Sunday of every month for the city beautification to arouse all the working people to action for keeping their working sites and residential quarters clean.

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