China to spend $64.6 billion fighting water pollution
The funds will go on protecting the environment of rivers and lakes with good water quality; protection of drinking water sources; pollution prevention and control in major basins; and groundwater protection.
According to the ministry, the first batch of projects includes the Liujiaxia Reservoir in Gansu Province and Sanxian Lake in Hunan Province.
A water pollution prevention plan published in April 2015, promised to ban polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016. ■