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Flood controls ordered after 56 people die

At least 56 people have been killed and millions affected by flooding in areas along the Yangtze river, and officials have issued an emergency order to local governments urging them to implement flood controls.

Monday, 30 June, 2003, 12:00am

Projects may speed up sedimentation rate

Reading the report headlined 'Action urged to save key wetland' (South China Morning Post, September 16), I could not help but wonder whether the river channelisation projects in the New Territories were ever thoroughly thought out.

Sedimentation can be seen as a natural geomorphological process.

24 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Anti-flood measures should include wetland protection

I refer to the article 'Too late to hold back the deluge' (South China Morning Post, June 15), which noted the Government's plans regarding 'major anti-flood projects'. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Hong Kong contends that wetlands provide the best solution to our flooding problems.

28 Jul 2001 - 12:00am


MAINLAND authorities have confiscated a 170 million yuan (HK$158 million) commercial building in Beijing built by the Ministry of Water Resources from funds that should have been used for flood prevention.

9 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Rain warning

Thirty-eight reports of flooding were reported across the SAR last night as heavy rain fell. The Observatory issued a red rainstorm warning shortly after midnight, which means the hourly rainfall could exceed 50mm.

3 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Cold snap

The temperature is expected to plunge to 10 degrees Celsius this weekend amid an intense winter monsoon. The Observatory said winds would pick up and that the cold snap would last several days.

17 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Monsoon shivers

Temperatures will drop to 15 degrees Celsius by Thursday because of a northeast monsoon.

15 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Final toll for floods stands at 3,656

The final death toll of the summer floods stands at 3,656, Vice-Minister of Civil Affairs Fan Baojun said yesterday.

'The death toll figures were reported from the grassroots, step by step, to central government departments,' said Mr Fan.

He insisted the figure was accurate and had been 'checked and confirmed'.

17 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Country-wide floods threaten to hit 490b-tonne grain target

Devastating floods across much of the mainland are threatening the grain production target for this year. Xinhua quoted a Ministry of Agriculture official as saying: 'It will be difficult to reach this year's target of 490 billion kilograms of grain.' Beijing has already blamed flooding along the Yangtze River valley for slashing the summer grain harvest by 11 million tonnes.

13 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Diversion of Yellow River for dam project under way

A huge damming operation began yesterday on the Yellow River, China's second longest.

Trucks dumped stones into the river at Xiaolangdi, near Luoyang in Henan province, as the water control project reached a critical stage.

The damming was due to take 42 hours to complete. Local and foreign engineers and labourers were working around the clock.

27 Oct 1997 - 12:00am