The government will spend 430 billion yuan to improve the quality of its scarce water resources . Image: 12369.org
China plans to invest massively on improving the quality of its scarce water resources including rivers, lakes, drinking water and groundwater.
Chinese government will allocate 430 billion yuan on 4,800 projects across the country, including Liujiaxia Reservoir in Gansu Province and Sanxian Lake in Hunan Province, the Ministry of Environmental Protection announced on 8 August 2016.
The funds will be used on protection of the nearby environment of rivers and lakes, protection of drinking water sources, pollution prevention and control in major basins, and groundwater protection, according to the Ministry.
The investment will play an important role in implementing the Action Plan for Prevention and Control of water pollution that was published in April 2015, promised to ban polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016.