China’s Anhui to close six chemical plants, relocate 34 for environment

Source: ICIS News


SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Anhui province plans to permanently shut six hazardous chemical plants and relocate another 34 in accordance with a national campaign to  shift away chemical production from populous cities.

Four plants will be upgraded to produce non-toxic products, according to a document published on the Anhui provincial government’s website.

The central government in September last year initiated a massive move to relocate all dangerous chemicals plants from densely-populated urban areas before 2025.

Provincial governments were asked to submit their proposals by the end of 2017.

So far, most provinces have mapped out their respective plans, but only a few, including Hebei, Hubei and Sichuan have published the list of companies that will be impacted by the initiative.