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Improved parks, lights prove a major attraction

LOCAL parks saw 1.75 million visitors during the three-day New Year holiday, double last year's number, the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau said yesterday.

In order to attract more visitors and ensure people a great experience, local city and district-level greenery and park authorities improved the park environment and tightened security and planning in case of bad weather over the holiday, officials said.

More scenic lighting was an added attraction for both local residents and visitors to the city. In addition to the traditional areas of illumination - commercial centers and major scenic spots - the bureau also lit up another 300 office buildings along the Huangpu River.

Over the holiday period the city collected 52,096 tons of rubbish, or some 17,365 tons a day, that's 184 tons more a day compared to the same period last year.

While ensuring household rubbish was cleared quickly, the authorities also ensured the tidiness of public areas such as commercial streets, airports and public squares.

Local urban management authorities dealt with 758 cases of illegal street vendors, 36 cases of illegal construction, seven cases of greenery destruction and 67 cases of illegal dumping.

The bureau received 529 complaints from the public over the holiday - 30 cases of dirtiness in public areas and 488 cases involving urban management issues such as illegal street vendors.

The Pudong New Area, Baoshan District and Nanhui were the three regions with the highest amount of complaints, the bureau said.


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