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Industrial firms around Shanghai Disney scheduled for closure

( Updated: 2015-09-07 08:16

Industrial firms around Shanghai Disney scheduled for closure

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveils Shanghai Disneyland model at the Shanghai Expo Centre, July 15, 2015. [File Photo]

A total of 153 industrial enterprises surrounding Shanghai Disney Resort are scheduled to be shut down by the end of next year, accompanied by industrial structure adjustment in the area, Jiefang Daily reports.

Most of these enterprises struggle with high-energy consumption, heavy environmental pollution, and low production efficiency.

The adjustment will involve an area of some 10 square kilometers. Following the move, ecological reclamation and public service facilities will become priority.

Shanghai has accelerated progress in industrial structure adjustment in several key areas this year. According to an unnamed director with the municipal Economic and Information Commission, when such adjustments end, some 2 square kilometers of land will be set aside and 40,000 tons of standard coal reduced annually.

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