More wa­ter planned for 19 north­ern cities

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION DIGEST -

Up to 9.5 bil­lion cu­bic me­ters of clean wa­ter will be sup­plied an­nu­ally to 19 large and medium-sized cities in arid north­ern China as of next year through the South-to-North Wa­ter Di­ver­sion Pro­ject’s mid­dle route, au­thor­i­ties said. Con­struc­tion of the first phase of the route, which brings wa­ter from the Dan­jiangkou Reser­voir in Hubei prov­ince to Bei­jing, Tian­jin, and He­bei and He­nan prov­inces, was com­pleted on Wednes­day.

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