91 ma­jor wa­ter projects un­der­way

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

China has 91 ma­jor wa­ter projects un­der con­struc­tion, at a cost over 800 bil­lion yuan ($120 bil­lion), ac­cord­ing to a re­port sub­mit­ted to the bi­monthly ses­sion of the Na­tional Peo­ple’s Congress Stand­ing Com­mit­tee. The projects are among 172 wa­ter con­ser­va­tion projects planned for the com­ing five years. In the 2011-2015 pe­riod, China spent 2.43 tril­lion yuan on wa­ter con­ser­va­tion, pro­vid­ing safe drink­ing wa­ter to around 300 mil­lion ru­ral res­i­dents and more than 40 mil­lion stu­dents and teach­ers in the coun­try­side, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

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