Print This Page Email This Page
China Invests to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Rural Populations

About 500 million people will see an end to the days of drinking water of dubious quality over the next five years, as China invests to provide clean drinking water to rural populations, resources officials said on Thursday.
Rural populations in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will benefit from government funds of over 270 million yuan (about US$35 million), said local officials.
In the last five years, the Chinese government has invested more than two billion yuan (about US$257 million) on water provision projects for nine million peasants and herdsmen, officials said.
But 5,740,000 people -- half of the rural population in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region -- still have to drink unclean water, according to the latest survey by the local water resources bureau.
Meanwhile, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region will devote 420 million yuan (about US$54 million) to clean water projects for its rural population of forty million, local officials said.

(Xinhua News Agency February 5, 2007)

Related Stories
- China to Spend US$5Bln Yuan to Improve Rural Drinking Water
- Clean, Safe Water for All Chinese Rural Residents by 2015
- Beijing Invests in Water Pollution Projects Ahead of Olympics
- More Chinese Farmers to Bid Farewell to Unhealthy Drinking Water

Print This Page Email This Page
'Tomorrow Plan' Helps Disabled Orphans
First Chinese Volunteers Head for South America
East China City Suspends Controversial Chemical Project Amid Pollution Fears
Second-hand Smoke a 'Killer at Large'
Private Capital Flows to Developing Countries Hit New Record in 2006
Survey: Most of China's Disabled Not Financially Independent

Product Directory
China Search
Country Search
Hot Buys