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  1. Project to improve rural water quality

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... water-quality problems, says Li Yangbin, vice-director-general of the Ministry of Water Resources. Speaking after a conference yesterday, Mr Li said the project would target central and western regions. ... by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Water Resources and the State Development Planning Commission. The central government will provide about 4.5 billion yuan in funding, with another 4.5 billion ...

  2. Water shortage puts Leizhou farms at risk

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for drinking and agricultural irrigation. And the provincial Department of Water Resources is expecting the drought to worsen over the next few months. The department's data shows that several ... usual. But Chen Junhe, a water resource specialist from Guangzhou's Sun Yat-sen University, said excessive extraction and wasting of groundwater was the main reason for the district's ...

  3. Water projects audit uncovers failings

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Yellow River in Sanmenxia's Yingchi county. The Panshitou reservoir lies in Henan's Hebi city and has a capacity of 608 million cubic metres. The provincial water resources bureau said ... investigated and dealt with by the State Commission of Development and Reform, the Ministry of Water Resources and provincial authorities. ...

  4. Scientists fear dam would harm ancient wonder

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... channels, which are used to this day. The proposal to dam the Min river is backed by the Sichuan Water Resources Bureau, the Ministry of Water Resources and the Dujiangyan Administrative Bureau. Officials of the water resources bureau reportedly said they had already invested more than 7 billion yuan (HK$6.58 billion) in a water-control and power-generation project and feared losing more ...

  5. Mainland 'inefficient in use of water'

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to tackle the problem,' said Suo Li-sheng, a vice-minister of water resources. The Ministry of Water Resources said 465 cubic metres of water was consumed last year for every 10,000 yuan ... David Fang It may be no coincidence that people on the mainland must make do with a quarter the amount of water available to the average person- China's efficiency in water usage ...

  6. News - China

    Flooding kills 673 in 2013

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 07:34pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Chinese authorities say 673 people have died in floods this year and another 159 people went missing from the disasters. Water Resources Minister Chen Lei said on Saturday that the year was marked with above-average rain and snow in parts of China and a rainstorm in Beijing that killed 79 people in July. In his speech posted on the ministry’s website, Chen ...

  7. Nation faces crop shortfall of 200m tonnes this year

    Posted Nov 08th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Over-strained resources cannot keep up, say academics China's surging economic development is outgrowing farmland and straining water resources, leaving a crop shortage ... year, Xinhua reported yesterday. Mr Lu said the shortage of farmland, as well as limited fresh water resources, were the reasons for the shortage. 'For the medium and long term, it's ...

  8. Enterprise digest

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... communications network to track the flood control and drought relief systems of five major mainland water resource utilities. These utilities include the water resource departments in the provinces of Guangdong, Anhui and Henan, and the water resource commissions of the Huai and the Hai rivers. Nortel is setting up a converged voice, data and multimedia networking infrastructure to help ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong to pay 20pc more for Guangdong water; impact on bills unclear

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... of supply interruption. He said a pay-as-you-draw approach would put Hong Kong at a disadvantage in the competition for water resources between the numerous cities in the Pearl River Delta. The new ... the Dongjiang past the HK$5 mark. Dr Man Chi-sum, an adviser to the government on water resources, said the city lacked bargaining power in negotiating over water. "Before we can buy less water ...

  10. Coca-Cola pledges US$4m to cut impact on world's water supply

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is home to 42 bottling plants which produce millions of drinks every year, but it also uses a significant amount of local water resources which can cause environmental havoc in rural parts ... by next year and expanding its efforts in the region. The UN programme focuses on water resource efficiency and drinking water safety in rural areas of the mainland. It is a public-private ...




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