CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News


Homepage > News > Biz >

China's spending on water conservation doubles during 11th Five-Year Plan

01-31-2011 16:50 BJT

BEIJING, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- China's central government spent 365.5 billion yuan (55.38 billion U.S. dollars) on water conservancy during the past five years, more than double the amount spent during the 2001-2005 period, the Ministry of Finance announced Monday.

The government spent 231.5 billion yuan on water conservation projects during the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010) to fund the construction of the South-North Water Diversion Project, reinforce aging reservoirs and harness inland waterways, said a statement on the ministry's website.

The country also allocated 34.97 billion yuan during the past five years to build irrigation facilities and other farmland irrigation projects nationwide, said the statement.

The increased spending on water conservation played a significant role in managing water flows China's major rivers and seven consecutive years of good harvests, the statement said.

The government plans to invest 4 trillion yuan in water conservation over the next 10 years as many cities face water shortages and irrigation facilities are badly in need of overhaul, the Communist Party of China Central Committee's Leading Group on Rural Work has announced.

The government Saturday issued a document that makes water conservancy construction a priority task.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program