North China's Hohhot plans to upgrade its dairy industry
Mechanization is the name of the game at Mengniu Dairy Industrial Park. [Photo/people.com.cn]
Hohhot, capital city of North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, plans to upgrade itself as China’s Dairy City in a masterplan outlined by the 2020 Hohhot Government Work Report, according to local officials.
Zhang Baicheng, acting mayor of Hohhot, said the city will focus on implementing key projects including the Yili Modern Smart Health Valley and the Mengniu Dairy Industrial Park.
The city will also begin construction of more than 10 large-scale dairy cattle farms, as well developing a National Dairy Technology Innovation Center.
In addition, the city will make the construction of the Yili Modern Smart Health Valley project a new starting point to expand space for industrial tourism.
Local officials said the dairy industry is one of the competitive industries of Hohhot.
An automatic dairy production line [Photo/people.com.cn]
In 2005, Hohhot was named China’s Dairy City by the China National Light Industry Council and the China Dairy Industry Association.
Officials said that after years of development, a 100 billion yuan ($14.14 billion) dairy industry cluster has been formed in the city.
In 2019, Hohhot-based Yili Group and Mengniu Dairy were among the top 10 global dairy companies.