Reservoir Conservancy Approval Powers to be Delegated to Provinces

BEIJING, China

China's central government will delegate some approval powers to departments at lower levels for government-funded water conservancy projects, the country's top economic planner said Tuesday. Reservoir projects with a capacity of less than 1 billion cubic meters or a dam lower than 70 meters are subject to approval by departments at the provincial level, according to a guideline released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

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