Beijing “confident” of hitting clean water targets

Beijing is confident it can meet targets on water purity in time for the 2008 Olympics, state media reported on Tuesday, citing a city water official.
The city now treats 90% of urban sewage properly, and this year will see the construction of five more treatment plants, the China Daily cited Jiao Zhizhong, head of the Beijing Water Authority, as saying.
"We are confident that Beijing's water environment would reach, or even surpass, Olympic standards before the 2008 Olympic Games begin," Jiao said.