Recently, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued Guidelines on Accelerating the Development of Environmental Protection Equipment Manufacturing Industry. The Opinion clearly states that by 2020, we should support a number of normative enterprises with demonstration and leading role in each key area, cultivate 10 billion leading enterprises, create thousands of "specialty and innovation" small and medium-sized enterprises, form a number of industrial clusters with strong driving effect and distinctive characteristics, and the output value of environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry will reach 100 billion yuan.
"This means that in the next three years, the output value of environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry is expected to increase by 380 billion yuan on the basis of 620 billion yuan in 2016. Compared with the rapid development from 2012 to 2016, its annual average growth rate will further increase." Qiao Biao, director of Planning Research Institute of Saidi think tank, said that this is of great significance for deepening the structural reform of supply side, realizing the effective supply of advanced environmental protection equipment and promoting green development in an all-round way.
In recent years, the scale of environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry has expanded rapidly, and the development model has been constantly innovated.Service areas have been continuously broadened, technological level has been greatly improved, and some equipment has reached the international leading level.The data show that the output value of environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry in 2016 has doubled compared with that in 2011.
From the perspective of the industry's own development, the current environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry is transiting from high-speed growth to a new stage of sustained and stable growth. The traditional market tends to be saturated, and the emerging market is gradually expanding. At the same time, the innovation ability does not force the development of environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry, the low-end homogenization competition of products is still serious, the application and promotion of advanced technology and equipment is still difficult, and there is still a big gap with the current requirements of green development.
"The Opinion puts forward the key directions for the development of environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry from five aspects: strengthening the cooperative innovation and development of technology research and development, guiding the development of industry differentiation, agglomeration and integration." The head of the Department of Energy Conservation and Comprehensive Utilization of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said that with the concept of green development deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, the pace of industrial green transformation is further accelerated, which will bring huge market space for the development of environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry.
From the point of view of key areas, "Opinions" focuses on the dual objectives of green development and effective supply for improving environmental quality, focusing on the hot and difficult issues of environmental governance and the new requirements for environmental protection equipment put forward by the needs of ecological environment protection under the new situation, involving pollution prevention and control equipment in eight key areas of development, such as atmosphere, water and soil.
Among them, the field of air pollution prevention and control equipment, including research and development of PM2.5 and major ozone precursors combined removal, sulfur trioxide treatment and other trend-oriented and forward-looking technical equipment. The field of water pollution prevention and control equipment includes promoting the restoration of black and odorous water body, rural sewage treatment, upgrading of sewage treatment plants in towns and industrial parks, and demonstration of the application of high concentration and refractory sewage treatment in industrial and livestock breeding, landfill leachate treatment and other fields. In the field of remediation equipment for soil pollution, demonstrations on remediation of farmland soil pollution, industrial land pollution and mine soil pollution are carried out.
In order to safeguard the development of environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry, the Opinion proposed that we should actively promote green credit, green bonds, financial leasing and other financial products, and increase support for environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry. We will encourage social capital to set up industrial funds in accordance with market-oriented principles and invest in environmental protection equipment manufacturing.
Qiao Biao believes that while standardizing the orderly development of environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry and increasing financial support, it is also necessary to further liberalize market environment governance to form a more adequate market competition, so as to make the innovation of environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry more vigorous.