Higher targets set for curbing industrial overcapacity

14:28, May 28, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

With the fast growth in the production capacity of high-energy consumption industries since the third quarter of 2009, China is still far from meeting the energy-saving and emissions reduction goals under the "11th Five-Year Plan," said Xie Zhenhua, vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, during the sixth China Energy Strategy Forum held in Beijing on May 27.

On the same day, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released the targets of eliminating outdated production capacity for 18 industries in 2010. Of them, the targets set for the six major industries such as iron, steel, cement and electrolytic aluminum are much higher than those stipulated by the State Council earlier.

Xie said that in the first quarter of 2010, the production capacity for six major high-energy-consumption industries of electricity, steel, nonferrous metal, building materials, petrochemical and chemical engineering rebounded considerably because of the low bases in 2009.

According to preliminary calculations, China's energy consumption per unit GDP was up by more than 3 percent in the first quarter from the same period of 2009.

MIIT Minister Li Yizhong said China's extensive economic development mode will exhaust resources and make the environment unbearable, so it is unsustainable and China has no choice but to change the development mode by overcoming the difficulties it faces.

According to the requirements released by Li on May 27 during a national work meeting for eliminating outdated industrial production capacity, the targets of eliminating outdated production capacity for 18 industries is to reduce iron production capacity by 30 million tons, steel by 8.3 million tons, cement by 91.6 million tons, glass by 6.5 million weight cases, coke by 21.3 million tons, ferroalloy by 1.4 million tons, paper by 4.3 million tons, alcohol by 677,000 tons, electrolytic aluminum by 339,000 tons, copper smelting by 117,000 tons, zinc smelting by 113,000 tons, lead smelting by 243,000 tons, calcium carbide by 718,000 tons, monosodium glutamate by 189,000 tons, citric acid by 17,000 tons, leather by 12 million standard pieces, textile printing and dyeing by 3.1 billion meters and chemical fiber by 558,000 tons.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:祁澍文)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighter shows what is believed to be human jawbone found inside a mass grave near Abu Salim prison in Tripoli, Libya, Spet. 27, 2011. The NTC on Sunday said they had found a mass grave containing the bodies of 1,270 people killed by Gaddafi's security forces in a 1996 massacre at Abu Salim prison in southern Tripoli. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
  • Rescue workers and local residents search for survivors after a building collapsed in old Delhi, India, Sept. 27, 2011. At least 10 people were killed and 35 injured when an old three-storey building collapsed. More than a dozen people are still feared trapped under the debris, police said. (Xinhua/Partha Sarkar)
  • A visitor has flying experience in the windmill castle of Jinshitan National Holiday resort in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 27, 2011. The castle is a 23-meter-high building with 21 meters in diameter. The castle uses wind tunnel to make objects floating in the air. It is the first indoor stadium in China, which enables people to have flying experience. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunlei)
  • Forces of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) shoot shells to the fighters loyal to Muammar Gaddafi outside Bani Walid, Libya, Sept. 27, 2011. Bani Walid is still occupied by fighters loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)
  • A child presents a creation during a charity show "Fashion Kids for Children in Crisis" at the Milan Fashion Week Women's Wear Spring/Summer 2012 in Milan, northern Italy, Sept. 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)
  • A child presents a creation during a charity show "Fashion Kids for Children in Crisis" at the Milan Fashion Week Women's Wear Spring/Summer 2012 in Milan, northern Italy, Sept. 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)
Hot Forum Discussion