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Machines helping keep city's roads cleaner

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Ding Bitang, a sanitation worker, use a sweeping machine to clean the south riverfront area of the Huangpu River on Wednesday. 

Machines helping keep city's roads cleaner

Hu Min / SHINE

A vehicle cleans a road at the Yuyuan Garden tourist attraction. 

Machines helping keep city's roads cleaner

Hu Min / SHINE

Sanitation worker Zhang Ying uses a blade to clear garbage at the south riverfront area of the Huangpu River on Wednesday. 

Efforts are rolling out across the city to reach the target of 70 areas and roads that are “clean enough to sit on” this year with the application of intelligent technologies, Shanghai’s greenery authorities said.

These “supreme clean” areas and roads will cover 4.4 million square meters, accounting for about 2.5 percent of the city’s sanitation and cleaning areas, the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau said.

In Huangpu District, a variety of vehicles are being used to clean streets.

Ding Bitang, a sanitation worker in the south riverfront area of the Huangpu River, takes 20,000 steps during his working day.

The area includes part of the 45-kilometer Huangpu River riverfront greenway, known as the “No. 1 municipal greenway,” which features a variety of flowers and beautiful river views. With walking, jogging and cycling tracks, it has become a popular getaway for residents and tourists.

Ding used a road sweeping machine to clean the ground on Wednesday.

“The machine is mainly used
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