Latest News:  
Beijing   Dust    21 / 12 ℃  City Forecast

Home>>China Society

China invests in Yellow River tributary treatment

(Workers' Daily)

09:47, April 27, 2012

XI'AN, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Shaanxi Province plans to invest 6 billion yuan (952 million U.S. dollars) this year to fight floods and pollution in the Weihe River, the longest and most polluted tributary of the Yellow River, local water resources authorities have said.

The investment, part of the province's 18-billion-yuan fund earmarked to build water projects in 2012, will be used to widen dikes and counter pollution as well as plant trees on river banks and build or renovate bridges, Zhang Yuzhong, deputy director of the provincial water resources bureau, said Wednesday.

Last year, the province also spent heavily to build dikes along the river, which helped protect the region from the 2011 flood -- the biggest one in 30 years, Zhang noted.

The 818-km-long Weihe originates in Gansu Province and flows past major industrial cities in Shaanxi, including Baoji, Xianyang, Xi'an and Weinan.

Despite years of efforts to curb the problem, the river has been seriously polluted over the past two decades as a result of waste discharges from paper mills and other highly polluting plants.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Artists perform Kun Opera at UNESCO headquarters

  2. Tulip festival in Morges, Switzerland

  3. Chinese research vessel starts 26th oceanic expedition

  4. China Int'l Cartoon & Animation Festival in Hangzhou

Most Popular


  1. Relations reach new heights
  2. China opposes Philippine school in S. China Sea
  3. Top adviser's visit promotes friendship, cooperation
  4. Where does the world go from here?
  5. Panicky responses to shootings harm students
  6. ChiNext delisting policies ramp up risk for investors
  7. Motives behind Tokyo's claim to buy Diaoyu Islands
  8. Huangyan crisis hints long-term tensions
  9. Arab countries hold mixed feelings towards US
  10. Renminbi's global use growing

What's happening in China

Entering Jiaxi Nature Reserve in Hainan

  1. 2nd Beijing International Film Festival
  2. Chinese migrant workers' wages up 21.2%
  3. Railways ready for upcoming Labor Day holiday
  4. Chinese cities rank in top 20 retail hubs
  5. Pop culture T-shirts under fire

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai