XMU competitors triumph at Mongolia International Ballet Competition
Xiamen University professor Li Na recently joined dance instructor Ou Rui and dance graduate student Chen Yichao at the inaugural Mongolia International Ballet Competition in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The World Ballet Competition Association and Mongolia's Ministry of Culture hosted the event. Ou Rui claimed the Golden Prize for adults in the modern ballet category while Li Na earned the competition's sole Best Choreographer prize.
City announces kitchen waste program
Local officials recently announced that a draft of Xiamen's plan to manage industrial food and kitchen waste is now available on the websites of the city government and its Bureau of Legal Affairs. The city is soliciting public input through July. New policies include a ban on the sale of kitchen waste and on the unauthorized collection, transportation and disposal of waste. The regulations include fines ranging from 5,000 yuan to 30,000 yuan.
Waste incineration power plant timetables accelerated
Xiamen authorities recently said that the second phase of the Western (Haicang) Waste Incineration Power Plant is now complete and will go live at the end of this month. A shortened timetable for the second phase of the Eastern (Xiang'an) Waste Incineration Power Plant now calls for trial runs by the end of next year. When both facilities are fully operational, the city's waste incineration processing capacity will reach 4,350 tons per day and will eliminate the need to send crude waste to landfills.
18 city tunnels now monitored for carbon monoxide levels
The Highway Bureau of Xiamen announced that carbon monoxide monitors are now in place and active for the city's 18 vehicular tunnels. COVI equipment continuously collects data on the concentration of carbon monoxide and air visibility in the city's tunnel system, allowing authorities to monitor and oversee tunnel ventilation and road traffic.