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Otog Economic Development Zone

Updated: 2020-11-11 Print

Otog Economic Development Zone(鄂托克经济开发区) began official operation in 2003 following approval by the autonomous region’s government in 2001. 

The planning area is 85 sq km, including 20 sq km of east project area with a total population of 82,000. There are 123 enterprises including 39 enterprises surpassing their designated size and ten enterprises with a production value surpassing 1 billion yuan ($144.5 million). 

Otog Economic Development Zone

In recent years, the Otog Economic Zone zone has been working hard to develop a circular economy.

It has formed four major industries and supply chains, composed of coal, electricity, metallurgy and chemistry.

The zone has an annual production capacity of around 3 million metric tons of coking coal, 1.5 million tons of silicon alloy, 8,000 tons of polysilicon, 1.3 million tons of calcium carbide, 800,000 tons of PVC and 2.05 million tons of urea. It also has 3.08 million kW of installed electricity capacity.

There are 101 enterprises in the zone, including 55 above a designated size, meaning they have annual revenue of 20 million yuan ($2.8 million) or more. Total population in the zone, meanwhile, has reached 82,000. 

The zone has been designated by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology as a national-level circular transformation demonstration pilot zone, a low-carbon industry pilot zone and a circular economy standardization pilot demonstration zone.

In 2019, the zone posted a total industrial output value of 52.1 billion yuan, sales revenue of 56 billion yuan, total fiscal revenue of 4.5 billion yuan and fixed asset investment of 4.2 billion yuan.