Mandatory Missions on Outdated-Facility-Elimination of 2011 Released by China´s MIIT (06/02/2011)

Updated: 2011/6/2 9:55:00

China´s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said recently that it had set targets for local governments to eliminate outdated industrial facilities in 2011.

The MIIT ordered 18 industrial production sectors to cut production levels in 2011. The production cuts will save 26.53 million tons of iron, 26.27 million tons of steel and 133.55 million tons of cement. Different provinces and regions will share different responsibilities in accomplishing those goals, the MIIT said.

China has been phasing out disused and outdated production facilities since last May, according to the MIIT. The government has also suspended its approval of energy-intensive, highly-polluting construction projects in 12 sectors, including iron, steel, cement and aluminum, the MIIT said.

Amongst the eighteen industries that were assigned the mission of eliminating outdated capacities, textile industry shared a major burden. Capacities equivalent of 1.73 billion meters in the printing and dyeing industry, 349,700 tons of chemical fiber industry must have to be trimmed within 2011. Geographically, mission of Hubei, Shandong, Zhejiang provinces are relatively burdensome.

Source: China Textile Leader

Authority in Charge: China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC)

Sponsor :China Textile Information Center (CTIC)

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