Beijing government is offering cash rewards as an incentive for chemical plants that relocate voluntarily outside the capital. Image: xinhua
Beijing government is offering cash rewards as an incentive for chemical plants that relocate voluntarily outside the capital.
It is said that chemical plants will be paid based on evaluations of five aspects including the size of the facility, number of employees, tax contributions, safety records and production process. Early applicants will receive more rewards. The government did not disclose the exact amount of rewards it would pay out.
To avoid big impact on the city's supply of hazardous chemical goods, smaller chemical plants with simple production process, poor management and high risk storage facilities are encouraged to take advantage of this policy.
The removal of chemical plants is the latest measure that aims at reducing the number of polluting industries to improve Beijing's environment, meanwhile, adjust the industrial structure into tech-driven and service-based sectors.
Sixty hazardous chemical plants are expected to be moved out of the capital in this year; by the end of 2018, the anticipated number of moved chemical plants is eighty, according to Beijing Administration of Work Safety on July 26.