China Invests in Yellow River Tributary Treatment
   2012-04-26 21:16:17    Xinhua      Web Editor: Zhangxu

Northwest China's Shaanxi Province plans to invest 6 billion yuan (952 million U.S. dollars) this year to fight floods and pollution in the Weihe River, the longest and most polluted tributary of the Yellow River, local water resources authorities have said.

The investment, part of the province's 18-billion-yuan fund earmarked to build water projects in 2012, will be used to widen dikes and counter pollution as well as plant trees on river banks and build or renovate bridges, Zhang Yuzhong, deputy director of the provincial water resources bureau, said Wednesday.

Last year, the province also spent heavily to build dikes along the river, which helped protect the region from the 2011 flood -- the biggest one in 30 years, Zhang noted.

The 818-km-long Weihe originates in Gansu Province and flows past major industrial cities in Shaanxi, including Baoji, Xianyang, Xi'an and Weinan.

Despite years of efforts to curb the problem, the river has been seriously polluted over the past two decades as a result of waste discharges from paper mills and other highly polluting plants.

Share

                  


CRIENGLISH.com claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. All rights reserved. Reproduction of text for non-commercial purposes only is permitted provided that both the source and author are acknowledged and a notifying email is sent to us.

CRIENGLISH.com holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.

 
Listen
 
 

 
 
Highlights
Media Scan
Chinese Provinces Destroy 4 Mln Pirated Publications
Chinese provinces and an autonomous region have destroyed more than four million pirated or illegal items.
Survey Reveals too Much Trust in Internet Encyclopedias
A survey on Thursday revealed that 86.2 percent of respondents have consulted Internet encyclopedias, with 41.6 percent admitting frequent use, while only 46.9 percent have ever questioned the credibility of the content.
CHINATALKS
Video
• C4: Looking at Porn
Join us for the latest episode of CRI's hilarious comedy news show.
• Reel China: The Great Hyponotist
Join us this week for a look at Chinese phychological thriller, "The Great Hypnotist".
In Depth

• China
China News
Chinese Press
Diplomatic
Society
Gallery
• World
Asia-Pacific
Europe
Americas
Middle East
Africa
• Video
Traveller
Culture Heritage
Beyond Stardom
Dynamic China

Life 360
Panoramic Sports
• Radio
Highlights
Livecast
Ways to Listen
• Business
Audio
Markets
Editor's Choice
Biz Photo
Special Coverage
• Travel
Destinations
Editor's Pick
What's in
On the Road
• Showbiz
Chinese Films
Music & Stage
Art & Literature
Video
Photo Gallery
Special Coverage
• Language Learning
Ask Pingping and Jules
Chinese Studio
Elementary Chinese
Pop Charts
English News
English Snippets