85 pct of leading industrial enterprises resume work in Hubei

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-24 17:13:17|Editor: huaxia

An employee wearing a facial mask works at a plant of the Hanjiang Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. in Xiangyang City, central China's Hubei Province, March 23, 2020. (Xinhua/Xie Jianfei)

With the assistance of money-saving policies, 85 percent of leading industrial enterprises have resumed production in Hubei.

WUHAN, March 24 (Xinhua) -- About 85 percent of all industrial enterprises with an annual turnover of 20 million yuan (2.8 million U.S. dollars) in virus-hit Hubei Province had resumed production as of Monday, according to the provincial department of economy and information technology Tuesday.

As of March 23, 13,155 such enterprises in Hubei had resumed work, with 1.71 million employees having returned to their posts, accounting for 60.3 percent of the total.

The department has been providing assistance to enterprises on issues such as manpower shortage, logistics and capital flow to help them resume work in an orderly manner, it said.

So far, of the 103 enterprises with an annual revenue or output value of over 1 billion yuan in Hubei's raw materials industry, 87 have started work, with a resumption rate of 84.47 percent. All 28 enterprises in the pharmaceutical industry with an annual revenue or output value of more than 1 billion yuan have resumed work.