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Water Crisis

CLSA Capital launches water and waste fund

CLSA Capital Partners is launching an investment fund focusing on Asian water and waste management companies, with plans to cash in on the billions of dollars in new infrastructure planned across the region over the coming years.

Tuesday, 1 May, 2007, 12:00am

Desalination plant would cost HK$50b: Sarah Liao

It would cost HK$50 billion to build a desalination plant if Hong Kong wanted its own drinking water supply, the environment minister told legislators yesterday.

The estimate was unveiled as part of a feasibility study into desalination to be ready later this year.

11 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Clean-water drive targets farmers

Five-year plan will benefit 32 million villagers annually - if projects are completed

Beijing will spend 6.4 billion yuan annually to provide clean drinking water for 32 million villagers each year until 2010. The push, part of a five-year plan that started last year, will give 160 million farmers access to clean water.

8 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Sky Hawk goes core on mainland water

Sky Hawk Computer Group Holdings, which yesterday changed its name to China Water Industry Group, said it would diversify its core business to the supply and operation of water in the mainland in the next three years.

It would continue to operate its computer-related business through subsidiaries.

19 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Opportunities to flow from China's water-saving plan

Five-year plans are one of the few remnants of Stalinist state planning still embraced in China. But while they no longer micro-mandate production levels, there is no small irony in the fact that these central growth goals are increasingly important to cutting-edge capitalists looking for the next big China play.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Water wastage will soon leave China high and dry

The transcript of Premier Wen Jiabao's speech on Sunday to the National People's Congress reveals much about the central government's priorities - and some glaring oversights.

For example, Mr Wen mentioned the words 'health' and 'medical' a combined 48 times in various forms. He used the word 'education' 45 times.

8 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Shenzhen runs out of room to grow

Shortages of land, power and water are putting off investors, says city, as foreign capital inflows plunge

Shenzhen, which once led the mainland in attracting foreign investment, is losing its appeal, members of the Shenzhen People's Congress Standing Committee have been told.

25 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Shake-up in water services under study

Suppliers could be controlled by a single bureau for higher efficiency and quality

Local water suppliers may be placed under a single bureau to improve efficiency and the quality of supplies, a senior official has said.

The feasibility of such a move was being studied by local governments, according to Vice-Minister of Water Resources Qu Haohui.

24 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Ambitious canal network aims to meet growing demands

OCTOBER 8 MUST have been a magical day in Taiyuan, the capital of China's northern Shanxi province. That was the day officials began delivering drinking water, diverted from the Yellow River through a 162km network of 25 canals, to a city where residents have adapted to shortages by storing water in pots and barrels.

27 Nov 2002 - 12:00am