Huzhou included in national digital, green development program

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: Nov 25, 2022

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A production line in Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: huzhoufabu]

Huzhou in East China's Zhejiang province was recently included in a national pilot program to enhance the coordination between green and digital development.

A total of 10 cities from across China were included in the program jointly initiated by the Cyberspace Administration of China, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and the National Energy Administration.

The program is part of the nation's broader push to build a modern industrial system and enhance its sustainability drive.

The included cities will in the following two years be tasked to explore replicable experiences in green and low-carbon development of digital industries, low-carbon and smart governance of city, and other related matters.

A national pilot city for green manufacturing, Huzhou has in recent years made strides in green development. It is the only city in China that has created a comprehensive green manufacturing standard system that covers cities, counties, industrial parks, factories and products.

Huzhou is presently home to 48 national green factories, five national green industrial parks, 26 national green supply chain management enterprises, and 78 national green design products, accounting for 21.9 percent, 35.7 percent, 56.5 percent, and 22.3 percent of Zhejiang's total respectively, official data show.