Guangzhou supports Nansha petchem complex

14 April 2008 09:57  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--Guangzhou Environment Protection Bureau (GEPB) has expressed its strong support for the proposed refinery and petrochemicals complex in the city's Nansha district, GEPB spokesman Yang Liu said on Monday.

The 12m tonne/year refinery project, a joint project of Sinopec and Kuwait Petroleum Corp, in southern Guangdong province, will cost $5bn to build. Kuwait will supply the crude feedstock.

“It is appropriate to choose Nansha as the site due to its logistic advantages as a port,” said Wang Dong, director-general of bureau of urban planning in Guangzhou.

Pollution has been a major concern of local inhabitants but GEPB officials said that such a project will make use of advanced technology to control pollution levels.

“People’s decision is the most important. Our environment evaluation will include all aspects such as radioactivity, soft ground base and industrial evaluations," added Yang Liu.

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By: Dolly Wu
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