Ordos moves along path of high-quality green development

Updated: 2020-06-17 Print

Ordos city in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region has achieved great results in adopting environmental priorities and accelerating its moves towards high-quality green development, according to local officials.

They said that a sophisticated industrial ecosystem -- with five pillar sectors of new chemicals, high-tech materials, energy, special metallurgy and modern logistics -- has been built in Ordos, as the city has successfully tapped into its resources advantages and existing industrial foundations.

However, although it is actively promoting investment and introducing new projects, Ordos strictly controls environmental protection.

Recently, the city’s Jungar Economic Development Zone was included in Inner Mongolia’s green manufacturing demonstration list for 2020, which was announced by the regional government’s department of industry and information technology.

Officials said that a series of projects featuring environment projection has also been introduced.

Among these is the Skywell new energy vehicle project, which will have an annual production capacity of 30,000 electric cars and electric heavy trucks and generate annual output worth 24 billion yuan ($3.39 billion), when it ramps up to full output.

The moves by Ordos to pursue development in tandem with its environmental priorities comes amid a normalization of industry in terms of the novel coronavirus  epidemic prevention and control situation, with businesses in the metropolis resuming work and production.

Officials said the number of industrial companies above a designed size -- those with annual revenue of 20 million yuan ($2.8 million) or more -- that have resumed operations to date has reached 446, with the production rate hitting 97.4 percent.