The colorful fate of nearly 6,000 vehicles transporting construction garbage in Shanghai will be decided by an online vote at www.sh1111.gov.cn starting today. The vote will close on February 25, by 9am.
The activity aims at changing the appearance of the vehicles, to better fit in with the city’s image. The government will award 100 yuan (US$12.42) to 100 voters from a lucky draw. Ten of the first 1,000 voters who pick the same winning color will win 1,000 yuan.
Shanghai generates more than 20 million tons of construction garbage every year, which is carried by a fleet of designated vehicles. These vehicles, which are often driven and parked carelessly and seen as ugly, and influence residents’ lives and the city’s image.
The government will begin a three-year campaign to improve the appearance of these vehicles before the World Expo.