On February 29 2004, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), held the “Sustainable Development of Olympic Games Projects” seminar in Beijing. Liu Jingmin, Executive Vice-President of BOCOG, attended and was one of the key presenters at the event.
The seminar was of great importance to the municipal government’s proposal to achieve modernization using the strategy “New Olympics, New Beijing” in preparation for the Olympic Games. Liu said that environmental protection will be given careful attention during the design and construction of Olympic facilities, in accordance with all relevant environmental regulations in order to minimize any potential negative environmental impact. He stressed that all work units, including the BOCOG, must therefore fulfill all their individual obligations whilst at the same time maintaining good co-operative relationships.
Directors from the BOCOG Department of Engineering, China National Development and Reform commission (SDRC), the State Environmental Protection Administration of China (SEPA) and many other departments introduced relevant environmental protection and stadium design policies at the seminar. The BOCOG Director of the Environmental Movement Department also introduced the BOCOG formulated “Environmental Guidelines for the Olympic Project”. In addition to the guidelines, environmental experts attending the seminar discussed Beijing’s current environmental situation and looked at development trends. A further 300 people from all walks of life also attended the seminar.