Xianda (Tianjin) Seawater Resources Development Co, a leading environmental engineering firm in Asia, announced Thursday [3 November 2016] a construction and operation agreement for the first zero-liquid discharge seawater desalination project in China. The deal takes place during Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s seven-day visit, which started from Monday, in China. He said at the signing ceremony held in North China’s Tianjin on Thursday that this is “an iconic project that makes Malaysians proud.”…Full Article: ECNS.cn Nov 2016
- The desalination project is part of the Nangang Industrial Zone (launched in 2014) in Tianjin. The industrial zone itself is part of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei collaborative development strategy. In addition to water, the desalination plant with also produce salts and chemicals.
- By the end of 2015, China’s 121 desalination plants were reportedly producing 1 million MTs of water per day. According to the State Oceanic Administration (SOA), China utilized 67.14% of its desalinated water for industrial use, while the remainder (32.86%) was used for residential purposes.
- In April 2015, Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei signed the “Agricultural Cooperative Development Framework Agreement”. The agreement to improve and develop the agricultural sector within the three regions. In addition, they agree to work together on formulating an international export and marketing strategy.
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