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Hebei to build Asia's largest iron ore production base

(Guangming Daily)

16:31, October 31, 2011

Edited and Translated by Han Shasha, People's Daily Online

Beijing, Oct. 31 (PD Online) --Hebei Iron and Steel Group Mining Co., Ltd and Shougang Mining Co., Ltd will cooperate to build a comprehensive iron ore utilization base.

This base is the only demonstration base in Hebei province and one of four black metal mining demonstration bases in China.

The demonstration base will be constructed based on six key projects in the iron-producing areas in Tangshan, Qinhuangdao and Chengde. It has a planned capacity of 697.2 million tons.

The base is scheduled to be completed and put into use in 2015. It will be Asia's largest mining base and boast the largest annual production.

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China should not just focus on developing new mines but also on setting up a comprehensive nationwide recycling program as mineral resources are finite.
  

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