CHINA Tap-water coverage in China's rural areas reaches 83 pct


Tap-water coverage in China's rural areas reaches 83 pct


18:51, March 04, 2021

BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- China resolved the drinking-water safety problems for its entire impoverished population during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) period, with tap-water coverage in China's rural areas reaching 83 percent, the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) said on Thursday.

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A total of 118 poverty-alleviation projects relating to water and power supplies were established in rural areas over the same period, according to the MWR.

Over the last five years, the water-conservation tasks in irrigated areas highlighted in the five-year plan were basically completed, the ministry said, noting that the goal of increasing the efficiency of irrigation water use to 0.55 has been realized earlier than planned.

Small-sized hydropower plants in the Yangtze River Economic Belt have been reorganized, with 616 small, green hydropower stations built so far, said the MWR.

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