On March 2, SEPA approved Hangzhou High-tech Industrial Development Park (Binzhou) and Guangzhou Development Park Being the State Demo-zone for ISO14000 [Correspondence No. 70 and No. 71(2005)]
On March 7, SEPA issued the circular to implement "the Law on Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution Caused by Solid Waste" which will enter into force on April 1.
On March 7, SEPA issued the circular to conduct experimental work on report and registration of electromegnetic pollution sources in Hubei, Shandong, Jilin Provinces and Shanghai and Baotou [Correspondence No. 130 (2005) by the General Office].
On March 12, 2005 Central Symposium on Population, Resources and Environment was held at the People's Hall. President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao delivered the keynote speeches at the meeting.
On March 12-13, the National Forum for EPB-Directors in 2005 was convened in Beijing. The main tasks on environmental protection in 2005 were assigned at the meeting. Minister Xie Zhenhua of SEPA presented and addressed the meeting.
On March 16, SEPA made the decision to confer the title of "Excellent Leaders and Organizers in Establishment of National Village with Fine Environment" to 156 personnels for commending their outstanding contributions [Reference No. 33(2005)].
On March 17, the Requirements for Pollution Prevention and Control of Motor Vehicles in Use in 2005-2007 was printed and distributed by SEPA [Correspondence No. 83(2005)].
On March 18, Vice Minister Zhu Guangyao of SEPA met the delegation led by Mr. Dick Roche, Minister for the Environment of Ireland. They exchanged views on environmental industry and environmental law execution and etc.
On March 22, Minister Xie Zhenhua of SEPA and Minister for Trade Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea signed "Agreement on Environmental Cooperation between the People's Republic of China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea". The Premier Wen Jiabao and Pak Bong Ju, premier of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) presented in the signature ceremony.
On March 23, SEPA announced the selection results of excellent research and investigation reports for environmental protection in 2004. The Policy Research Center of Environment and Economy of SEPA and Beijing Municipal EPB and Zhejiang Provincial EPB won the Excellent Organization Prize[Reference No. 35(2005)].
On March 23, the Outline on Environmental Supervision in 2005 was printed and distributed by SEPA [No.30 (2005) by the General Office].
On March 24, Minister Xie Zhenhua of SEPA met the delegation led by the new ambassdor of EU Council to China. They exchanged views on environmental cooperation between China and EU.
On March 24, SEPA announced to issue "Technical Standards for Reproduction of Environmental Reference Materials" which will take effect on July 1 of 2005.
On March 25-26, the Third Membership Congress of China Association of Environmental Industry was held in Beijing. Mr. Wang Xinfang, the former Vice Minister of SEPA was elected as the Chairman of China Association of Environmental Industry.
On March 28-29, the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific of ESCAP was held in Seoul of Korea. The meeting adopted "the Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific in 2005", "the Regional Implementation Plan for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific Region, 2006-2010" and "the Seoul Initiative on Environmentally Sustainable Economic Growth Green Growth". The Meeting of Ministers of the 5th MCED was attended by more than 320 participants, including 29 Ministers and Deputy Ministers from 52 member and associate member states of ESCAP.
On March 29, "2005 International Seminar on Investinging and Financing for Environmental Protection in China" was convened in Beijing. Vice Minister Wang Yuqing of SEPA and Mr. Qugeping, the President for the Board of Directors of China EnvironmentaI Protection Foundation attended and addressed the meeting.
On March 29, SEPA issued the circular requiring to conduct special law-execution inspection on nature reserves at all the places [Reference No. 37(2005)].
On March 30, "the Main Tasks on Environmental Communication and Education in 2005" was printed and distributed by SEPA [No.30 (2005) by the General Office].
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