Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy/Overcast    0 / 5   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Society

N China city to spend 1 bln yuan to improve water environment

(Xinhua)

13:42, November 30, 2011

HOHHOT, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- A city in north China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region has started a water environment improvement project with a total cost of over one billion yuan (157 million U.S. dollars), local authorities said Wednesday.

The city of Bayan Nur will put the funds, including 80 million U.S. dollars in loans from the World Bank, toward nine projects focused on enhancing wastewater processing and recycling, distributing the recycled water supply to local industries and maintaining artificial wetlands, among others, said a spokesman with the city government.

The project officially started in late October, and is expected to be completed by 2016, said the spokesman.

The Yellow River, China's second longest waterway, passes through Bayan Nur.

Agricultural use is currently the area's main water consumption force, but the water environment improvement project aims to increase the water supply for industrial purposes, said the spokesman.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:张茜)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Medvedev, Putin meet supporters in Moscow

  2. Oh deer, I think I love you

  3. Beijing experiences its 1st snow this winter

  4. Black-headed gulls migrate from Siberia to China's Kunming

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Why is China's financial sector going global?
  2. World needs safety net against euro crisis
  3. US-Pakistan anti-terrorism coalition close to collapse
  4. China's schools on the way up
  5. What is to be done with Syria?
  6. UK mass strike shows steep learning curve
  7. China-Myanmar ties challenged by US moves
  8. China and India mustn't go for the throat
  9. Germany needs wisdom to save euro
  10. Egypt's chaos: No end in sight

What's happening in China

Full of the joys of life in prison

  1. Beijing revising housing rules
  2. Hospital head dismissed over baby scandal
  3. Injured in stable condition after blast kills two
  4. Yachting sector surfing a wave of high interest
  5. 6 schoolchildren hurt in minibus rollover accident

PD Online Data

  1. The lion dance in Guangzhou
  2. The flower fair in Guangzhou
  3. Lion dances pay New Year calls in Guilin
  4. Jiangsu´s special New Year traditions
  5. Hakka traditions in Spring Festival