Vice Premier: China Needs to Double Ecology Protection Efforts in Three Gorges Reservoir Area

From Xinhua, via CCTV International:

Chinese Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan has urged the governments of Chongqing Municipality and Hubei Province to double efforts in treating geological disasters and protecting the ecology in the Three Gorges Reservoir area.

He was speaking during a field survey on the construction, operation and management of the world’s largest water conservancy project launched in 1993 involving a budget investment of 180 billion yuan (22.5 billion U.S. dollars).

Claiming the project had brought benefits in flood prevention, power generation and shipping, Zeng said all enterprises participating in the project should beware of production accidents, improve production safety and produce local ecology. [Full Text]


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