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Nonferrous Metal Enterprises Unaffected by Mudslides in Yunnan Province
Aug 30, 2010 15:18CST

SHANGHAI, Aug. 30 (SMM) -- Heavy flooding and massive mudslides recently occurred in Puladi, Gongshan county, Yunnan province.  SMM contacted the Xiangyun Feilong Industry Company, Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium Company, and Yunnan Yuntong Zinc Company immediately after the disasters, and discovered that the actual disaster areas are far from industrial enterprises and that road and rail transportation, or electricity supplies to industrial enterprises was not affected. 

The mudslides struck on August 18th, damaging communications networks, roads and bridges.  At present, more than 700 rescue repair personnel have been sent to the area, and an estimated 1,000 people in mudslide-hit areas are to be relocated.

Yunnan province is a major nonferrous metal producing region, with output of refined zinc from January to June accounting for 15.4% of China's total output, and with output of zinc concentrate during the same period accounting for 15.1% of China's total output.

Staff from China Telecom was quickly sent in repair teams after the disaster, and they were able to restore communications in Gongshan county the same day.

On August 23rd, the Command Department for rescue and relief work in Gongshan, Yunnan province organized resources to construct a new steel frame bridge across the Dongyuegu River in order to resume road transportation to Gongshan as soon as possible.  The bridge is scheduled to be completed on August 25th.


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