Sanitation bureau announces clean sweep of public areas

Hu Min
Shanghai will have 70 areas and roads that are clean enough to sit on this year. 
Hu Min

Shanghai will have 70 areas and roads that are clean enough to sit on this year, local greenery authorities announced on Saturday. 

These "supreme clean" areas and roads will cover 4.4 million square meters, accounting for about 2.5 percent of the city's sanitation and cleaning areas, the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau said. 

They represent the highest standard and best level of its cleaning work and the city's pursuit of excellence, the bureau said.

Between 2021 and 2025, there will be 320 such areas and roads with space amounting to 31.15 million square meters, or 15 percent of the city's total sanitation areas, according to the bureau. 

The cleaning standard of these roads and areas should be above the top-level cleaning quality standard and service requirement of roads, public squares and affiliated public facilities in the city, the bureau said. 

Specifically there should be no trash, dirt,  stains and water on these roads and areas, and they should look as if they have been washed, the bureau said.  

The areas above the standard should include main tourist attractions, business areas, transportation hubs, key roads and nearby areas, "beautiful block" areas and areas where big events will be hosted, the bureau said. 

Areas and roads such as People's Square, the Bund, Xintiandi, Yuyuan Garden, Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall, Jing'an Temple, Xujiahui, North Bund, Wujiaochang, Zhongshan Park, Zhujiajiao water town, National Exhibition and Convention Center Shanghai, Hengfu (Hengshan-Fuxing Road) Historical Conservation Zone, Daning, and Changshu Road, Nanjing Road W., Huaihai Road M. and Yuyuan Road are expected to be on the list, the bureau said. 

Reviews will be conducted, it said. 

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