Economy & Market
Huaxin Cement invests to turn quarry green
Huaxin Cement's Guoditang quarry in Dongchuan district, Kunming has won the Chinese government's "Green Mine of the Year 2019" award after receiving total investments of $0.9 million for vegetation recovery. Huaxin integrates afforestation into its step-mining method at the quarry, using planting quilts, sprinklers and drip irrigation devices. The company has estimated that the mine will continue to supply its limestone needs in the area until late 2033. The National Civil Affairs Commission named Huaxin a "National Model Unit for National Unity and Progress" on December 17.