Hebei province in northern China vowed to shed 10.62 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of coal production capacity in 2018, said Hebei Environmental Protection Department.
The province will also eliminate 6 Mtpa of steelmaking capacity this year, and meanwhile slash 500 MW of backward coal-fired power capacity, 1.1 Mtpa of cement capacity and 5 Mtpa of coke capacity, said the department.
The heavily polluted province has imposed a range of measures to combat air pollution since 2013, including desulfurization, denitration and dust removal in power, steel, cement and coke sectors and reform of ultra-low emissions at coal-fired power plants.
It has closed more than 13,000 small enterprises that violated the national industry policies from 2013 to 2016. Hebei further shut over 60,000 firms operating against China's relevant policies in 2017.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Jessie Jia)
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