Shandong: money earmarked for ‘clean water corridor’

Shandong Province in China will invest more than US$1.17 billion into creating a "clean water corridor" along part of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project. The cash will help fund about 315 initiatives by the eastern route of the scheme to combat water pollution.

The province’s emphasis was on developing a comprehensive pollution-control scheme combining urban pollution management, waste water recycling, agricultural pollution control and biological wetland construction.

The water diversion project will channel water from the country’s longest river, the Yangtze River, to northern China.The eastern route goes through Shandong Province, which is designed to transfer water from East China’s Jiangsu Province on the Yangtze River into Tianjin in North China.

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