Eastern China's Shandong province reiterated its goal of eliminating outdated coal capacity in 2020, the final year of the 13th Five-Year Plan.
The provincial development and reform commission issued a document lately, stressing the need to strictly implement the replacement of backward coal production capacity, promote the conversion of coal capacity from old to new, and ensure the completion of coal reduction target for the "13th Five-Year Plan".
In March this year, the commission stated that Shandong plans to reduce 9.94 million tonnes per annual (Mtpa) of coal capacity in 2020, split between 7.61 Mtpa by shutting down seven coal mines and 2.33 Mtpa through capacity reduction in five mines.
The capacity replacement programme will continue to be strictly carried out in the province. New coal capacity would be allowed to build when more outdated capacity is phased out, according to the commission.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Harry Huo)
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