TAIYUAN, China, Nov. 26, 2018 /CNW/ -- "The Belt and Road" Seminar on the Green Development of Coal Coking Industry was opened on November 25 in Xiaoyi, a county-level city of Lvliang with abundant coking coal resources in north China's Shanxi Province, gathering experts from home and abroad to discuss the green development of coal coking industry and to promote energy cooperation under the Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative.
The seminar, themed "green development led by technology", was jointly held by The People's Government of Lvliang City and China Economic Information Service (CEIS).
According to experts attended, the green transformation of coal coking industry is a necessity under the backdrop of vigorously promoting ecological civilization construction, which is also critical to the transformation and upgrading as well as green development of China's energy industry.
Lvliang's Mayor Wang Liwei noted that Lvliang, the largest coke production base in Shanxi, currently has 45 million metric tons (tonnes) of coking capacity with annual coke output of 20 million tonnes. Besides, the city has been firmly fostering the green development of its coal coking industry in recent years.
Experts also pointed out that efforts should be made in such fields as technical and mechanism innovation, international cooperation, results sharing, diversified social governance system improvement and infrastructure construction, in a bid to realize green development and economic transformation.
16 projects with total investment of about 27.77 billion yuan were contracted during the seminar, covering areas of new materials, new energy, new coal chemical industry and trade, to name a few.
SOURCE China Economic Information Service (CEIS)
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