Beijing Water

China invests to improve dams and drinking water


May 8, 2007

Beijing: China will invest 29.65 billion yuan (US$3.85 billion) this year to reinforce dams and improve rural drinking water quality, Chinese media reported on Monday.


Among the total investment, 3.2 billion yuan would be spent on the reinforcement of reservoir banks, the official Xinhua news agency said, quoting a senior official from the Ministry of Water Resources.

Chinese media has warned that thousands of reservoirs in need of repair are like “time bombs” threatening nearby villagers with floods in the event they burst their banks. …

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