China Officials Trumpet Water Conservancy Successes

BEIJING

China has made headway in pushing major water conservancy projects amid efforts to enhance capacity on flood control, drought relief, as well as food and ecological security, a senior official said. Some 132 key water conservancy projects have been under construction since 2014, with the total investment exceeding one trillion yuan (about 146 billion U.S. dollars), according to Wang Annan, an official with the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR).

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