Beijing’s Planning More Shutdowns

Thursday, July 31, 2008 5:14
Posted in category From the Factory Floor

Just a quick update that is being provided by Shanghai Daily and FT on Beijing’s plans to clear the air.

According to the article:

If the air quality for the next 48 hours is still unacceptable because of “extremely unfavorable weather conditions,” cars whose number plate’s last digit matches the last number of the date will also be banned, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Work on all the building sites will be suspended and the city will ban production at another 105 electronic, chemical, furniture and construction material factories during the Games.

In Tianjin, 56 coal-fired power plants will be affected by the plan. In Hebei 51 plants will be affected and small steel plants would have to cut production significantly.

So, for those of you who are in Tianjin or Hebei, and thought you were safe, you should look out the window, assess the smog levels, and make the necessary phone calls to suppliers and logistics providers.

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