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China to invest 1.2 billion USD to control Songhua River’s pollution

April 02, 2006

Beijing, China - China will invest 10 billion yuan (around 1.2 billion USD) over the next five years to curb the pollution of the northeastern Songhua River, according to a plan approved by China's State Council on March 29.

The plan aims to prevent and control pollution in the drainage area of the river, which flows into a river on the China-Russia border.

It will include more than 200 projects, among which 100 or more will work on pollution caused by industrial production, 70 others will work on improving facilities for sewage processing, and 20 will focus on certain areas that are severely polluted.

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