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Qingdao intl economic cooperation zone helps companies resume production

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2020-02-13

Controlling the spread of the virus and helping companies resume production are priorities in Qingdao International Economic Cooperation Zone.

Qingdao International Economic Cooperation Zone (Qingdao Sino-German Park) is striving to speed up production and help companies resume operations as part of its larger drive to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak and maintain steady social and economic development, local authorities said.

The region is home to 20 industrial enterprises above designated size, 17 of which have resumed operations.

"We allow employees from outside Qingdao to self-quarantine at home and provide all employees with masks," said Su Xiangdong, director of the manufacturing department at Lishen New Energy Co, which is located in the region.

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An employee wearing protective clothing works at a Lishen New Energy Co plant in Qingdao, Shandong province. [Photo/dailyqd.com]

"We have taken measures such as increasing disinfection frequency and taking employees' temperatures to facilitate the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus pneumonia and ensure the health of employees is not compromised," Su said, adding that the company's production lines have been restarted.

To help local enterprises resume work in a safe and orderly manner, the region has taken measures to ensure virus prevention equipment for staff in need, hygiene guarantees at the workplace, and other measures to prevent any workplace contagion and safeguard the health of local employees.

As this year marks the conclusion of China's efforts to build a moderately prosperous society in all respects and the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20), local authorities are also working to minimize the impact of the outbreak and maintain stable economic performance.

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Qingdao International Economic Cooperation Zone promotes investment through video conferences and online channels. [Photo/dailyqd.com]

Qingdao International Economic Cooperation Zone is promoting cooperation and investment through video conferences and online channels.

It has begun offering 24-hour investment promotion services and enterprise service hotlines in six languages, namely English, Japanese, Korean, German, French and Russian, to provide consultation and assistance on investment policies, business environment and investment procedures to enterprises around the world.