Water quality in the Huangpu River showed signs of improvement for the first time in five years, the administration said in an annual report before Thursday’s World Environment Day, according to the Oriental Morning Post.
Shanghai had 328 days of fine air last year, four more than in 2006.
Road noise on Shanghai streets hit an average of 71.9 dB during the day while it dropped to 65.9 dB at night, failing to meet last year’s target, the report said. However, the report didn’t say what the target was.
Shanghai invested 36.62 billion yuan (5.28 billion US dollars) last year in environment protection, taking a 3.05 percent slice of the city’s gross domestic product, the administration added.