China’s investment in water conservancy reaches record high

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China invested a record 823.6 billion yuan (115.88 billion U.S. dollars) in water conservancy facilities from January to September, up 64.1 percent year on year, Vice Minister of Water Resources Liu Weiping said on Tuesday.

During the first nine months, China began construction on 42 major water conservancy projects, with a combined investment of over 1.9 trillion yuan, Liu told a press conference.

The construction of water conservancy projects created 2.09 million jobs during the nine months, including 1.71 million for rural workers.—Xinhua

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