03 December 2013 08:23 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Inner Mongolian government has announced that it will not approve any new calcium carbide projects until some plants have been closed because of air pollution issues, according to its website on Tuesday.
At least 370,000 tonnes of calcium carbide capacity should be shut down permanently by the end of this year, while the total capacity designated for closure should reach 430,000 tonnes by end-2014, the government said.
The Inner Mongolian government added in its statement that it will not approve any new calcium carbide projects until this target has been achieved.
The closure of the projects is to reduce pollution and improve the air quality in the Inner Mongolian region.
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