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Orient Paper prepares for renovation of production line

Orient Paper, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China, is preparing for a comprehensive environmental protection inspection, which is part of a large-scale special pollution inspection conducted by the local Xushui County government, in response to a series of environmental pollution incidents and public health crises in North China in recent months.

An executive order was issued by the government on February 26, 2013 to all manufacturers in a wide range of industries which operations have potential environmental impact. The multi-government agency inspection will examine all aspects of environmental protection practice, especially waste water discharge.

During the inspection period, Orient’s water treatment facilities and production activities may be interrupted.

Separately, Orient Paper has begun the process of finalizing the renovation plan on its 150,000 tons per year corrugating medium production line. The width of the machine will be expanded from 3.2 meters to 5.6 meters with a new production capacity of 250,000 tons per year.

Zhenyong Liu, chairman and chief executive officer of Orient Paper, commented, “We will fully cooperate with the government’s inspection and are confident that we will be able to comply with all their rigorous tests. While we are excited about the ongoing tissue paper and production line renovation projects which will bring further growth to our business, we remain firmly committed to environmental protection and will place a top priority in undertaking all necessary procedures and systems to ensure a sustainable business for Orient Paper.”