Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday urged developers of
Olympic stadiums and gymnasiums to promote energy efficiency and
environmental protection in their construction.
Wen was inspecting the national stadium, the swimming stadium
and the hockey stadium, which are under construction.
"China will not show extravagance in organizing the Olympic
Games. We should save every drop of water and every kilowatt-hour
of electricity in the construction of the Olympic facilities," said
Saving energy and environmental protection should be implemented
in every project, Wen said.
He also urged developers to ensure the quality and safety of
Olympic projects, to strengthen management and be thrifty in
construction, and take the future use of the facilities after the
Games into consideration.
(Xinhua News Agency July 18, 2007)