Hebei provincial government reduced 14mn mt of steel production capacity to control air pollution in the province, according to the government agency China Metallurgical News.
Air quality of Hebei province has improved between October 2019 to March 2020 as the state government implemented an action plan to relocate 45 polluting companies to other cities.
Hebei province is a steel hub. In March, Hebei province produced 57.61mn mt of crude steel.
The number of unpolluted days are 126 days in autumn and winter in the province, it increased by 14-day from a year ago. Proportion of unpolluted days reached to 68.9pc. The number of days of heavy pollution has decreased to 6 days, 12 days were heavily polluted during autumn and winter.