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China puts 175 million euro to clean up rivers

578306_jade_dragon_mountain_and_the_yangtze.jpgCHINA WATCH The Yellow and Yangtze rivers are called the Mother Rivers of China, and now they are probably like the Thames in the 1950s.

Greenbang China once looked at the Yangtze River from a plane, and found out the water seemed shiny because of the greasy pollutants in the river.

And the Yellow River, as its name speaks, it is practically stuffed with sand so became yellow.

We’re glad to read this piece of news that China is working with World Bank and EU to put 175 million Euro to clean up the rivers. Chinadaily says:

“The 5-year program, involving 25 million euros in grants from EU, more than 80 million euros in loans from the World Bank, and over 70 million euros from China, will work out a comprehensive plan and policies on pollution control along the Yellow River, and promote the public awareness of reducing industrial pollution and waste discharge and saving irrigation along the middle reaches of the river, particularly the Henan, Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces.

The 175-million-euro fund will also be used to finance people living in Yunnan, Guizhou, Hubei provinces and Chongqing municipality to plant economic and ecological forests in an effort to improve ecological reservation along the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River.”

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