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Capital could have desalinated water from Bohai in five years

(China Daily)

09:02, October 21, 2011

BEIJING - Desalinated seawater may be available for residents of the capital within five years and become a main supply source in efforts to deal with the water shortage.

The project, which desalinates seawater from the Bohai Bay and transports it to Beijing through 230 kilometers of pipes, has been experimented with in Caofeidian in Hebei province, the National Development and Reform Commission's (NDRC) website said.

The desalination project is the first to be designed in China, and cost 430 million yuan ($67 million), the NDRC, the country's top planning agency, said. The first stage of the project, which can produce 50,000 tons of drinking water per day, was completed on Oct 11.

The technology belongs to Aqualyng, a company that specializes in seawater desalination that is headquartered in Dubai and Norway.

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