At a press conference held by the State Council Information Office on the 26th, Huang Libin, spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Director of the Operation Monitoring and Coordination Bureau, said that the next step of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will be to promote the merger and reorganization of the steel industry to promote steel production pressure. Less.
One is to strictly prohibit new steel production capacity. We have done this work for many years. We will strictly implement the policy of capacity replacement for steel smelting projects that really need to be built, and will intensify the investigation and punishment of illegal new smelting capacity behaviors and strengthen negative warnings. At the same time, it continuously strengthens the constraints of environmental protection, energy consumption, safety, quality and other factors, and regulates the production behavior of enterprises.
The second is to improve relevant policies and measures. According to the new situation of industrial development, our ministry, the National Development and Reform Commission and other relevant departments are studying and formulating new production capacity replacement methods and project filing guidelines, which will further guide and consolidate the effectiveness of steel decapacity work.
The third is to promote the merger and reorganization of the steel industry, promote the increase of industry concentration, and promote the resolution of the long-standing industry’s serious homogeneity competition, unreasonable resource allocation, and weak R&D and innovation coordination capabilities, and improve the industry’s innovation capabilities and scale benefit.
The fourth is to resolutely reduce steel output. Combining with the overall trend of the current industry development, focusing on achieving the carbon peak and carbon neutral phased goals, gradually establishing an inventory constraint mechanism based on carbon emissions, pollutant emissions, and total energy consumption, and studying and formulating relevant work plans to ensure In 2021, the year-on-year decline in steel production will be achieved.
Regarding the iron ore problem, this is also a national strategy. At present, my country’s iron ore dependence on foreign countries has reached 80%. In order to strengthen my country’s iron ore resource protection capabilities, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and relevant departments are promoting relevant work to create overseas equity iron ore mines with global influence and market competitiveness.