China needs US$147 billion to clean its urban rivers, environment ministry says

China will need more than 1 trillion yuan (US$147.4 billion) to build a massive network of waste water pipelines to reduce heavy pollution in urban rivers, the environment ministry said on Thursday.
China is running a high-profile anti-pollution drive designed to reverse the damage done to its skies, soil and water since it opened up its economy in 1978 and embarked on a programme of breakneck growth.
Under a national water pollution action plan published in 2015, China’s cities are under…

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