Output Curb Extended
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.