China to tighten con­trols on in­dus­trial pro­duc­tion

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

China is to strengthen con­trols in in­dus­trial pro­duc­tion to re­duce wa­ter pol­lu­tion. Pa­per­mak­ing, leather dye­ing and other pol­lut­ing in­dus­tries which fail to meet na­tional re­quire­ments by the end of next year will be af­fected, said Chen Jin­ing, min­is­ter of en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion.

Tech­nolo­gies and fa­cil­i­ties that gen­er­ate se­vere wa­ter pol­lu­tion will be split into re­stricted and for­bid­den groups and sifted out, said Zhang Yong, deputy head of the Na­tional De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion.

Many prov­inces are plan­ning to re­lo­cate more than 1,000 chem­i­cal plants away from pop­u­lated re­gions, a move to per­suade com­pa­nies with heavy wa­ter pol­lu­tion to up­grade but which may cost around 400 bil­lion yuan, said Miao Wei, min­is­ter of in­dus­try and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy.

Heads of author­i­ties re­lated to in­dus­trial pro­duc­tion and the en­vi­ron­ment at­tended a dis­cus­sion with na­tional leg­is­la­tors on Satur­day.

PHOTO / XIN­HUA

Men Ji­ahui in place in the march­ing unit of the PLA Guard of Honor. Once one of the most pop­u­lar mod­els in the 11th CCTV model con­test, Men will make her de­but with 50 other fe­male honor guard mem­bers in the Sept 3 pa­rade.

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