Out­put Curb Ex­tended

Beijing Review - - This Week -

China’s fore­most steel­mak­ing city, Tang­shan, has an­nounced new re­stric­tions on steel pro­duc­tion in or­der to im­prove air qual­ity, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

The city ex­tended pro­duc­tion re­stric­tions on steel mills af­ter the old con­trols ex­pired on March 15, Tang­shan De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion said.

The new re­stric­tions took ef­fect on March 16 and will end on Novem­ber 14.

Tang­shan has cut nearly 44.7 mil­lion tons of steel pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity since 2013 in an ef­fort to con­trol air pol­lu­tion.

In 2017, the av­er­age den­sity of PM2.5 in the city was 66 mi­cro­grams per cu­bic me­ter, down 42.6 per­cent from 2013.

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