Lafarge Group has inked a cooperation agreement with southwestern China’s Chongqing city in the fields of environmental protection industry.
The two sides will cooperate in such sectors as the cement, aggregate and concrete, and gypsum building materials production.
Chongqing is to move 100 polluting companies out of the urban districts between 2006 and the end of 2010. Polluted soil will be refreshed after the companies move out, and Lafarge plans to launch a polluted soil clean-up project. The initial phase will go into operation at the beginning of next year.
The building material company also plans to expand its aggregate and concrete project in Chongqing, in an effort to support the city’s green building development.
Lafarge have also launched several sustainable development projects in Chongqing, including electricity generating with waste heat and utilizing urban sludge.