“More money needed” to clean up Beijing environment

Beijing still must spend more to keep its environment clean, the China Daily reported a new "green GDP" report, published on Tuesday, as saying.
China’s capital was the first of 10 municipalities and provinces to release the results of the "2004 Environmentally Adjusted GDP Accounting" pilot project.
The report shows that in 2004, Beijing needed 3 billion yuan (US$375 million) more than the earmarked 5 billion yuan (US$625 million) to treat its total pollution emissions.
The economic damage caused by pollution in Beijing in 2004 was about 11.7 billion yuan (US$1.4 billion), or almost 2% of its 606 billion yuan (US$76 billion) GDP.
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