China approved in principle the implementation plans of two major technology projects for large oil and gas fields and coal-bed gas development and prevention and treatment of major infectious diseases on Wednesday.
The two implementation plans were approved at an executive meeting of the State Council, presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao.
According to the meeting, implementation of the large oil and gas field and coal-bed gas development technology project aims to enhance the country's technology in these fields to ensure reliable oil and gas supply.
In implementing the project on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis and other major infectious diseases, efforts shall be made to devise clinical treatment schemes that suit conditions in China and comprehensively strengthen infectious disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and control capabilities, according to the meeting.
(Xinhua News Agency June 12, 2008)