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China Pledges to Better Use Water Resources

Chinese Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan has pledged to improve the country's efficiency in utilizing water resources in an all-around way.

In his written message to an international forum themed on the sustainable use of water that opened in Beijing on Tuesday, Zeng said China is stepping up efforts to build a resources-efficient and environment-friendly society.

Officials from nine countries and regions as well as international organizations attended the ministerial forum on infrastructure development in the Asian-Pacific Region.

The Chinese government will make greater efforts to save water resources and protect water environment, by introducing advanced water-efficient technology and equipment, Zeng said in the message.

The government encourages non-governmental investors to invest in the construction and operation of sewage plants, according to Zeng.

He called for win-win and common development in the Asian-Pacific Region by further strengthening technological cooperation, sharing managerial experience, increasing personnel exchange, and searching for new thinking, new mechanism and new methods in the fields of infrastructure construction and sustainable development.

(Xinhua News Agency August 29, 2007)

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