Abstract : China has made historic breakthroughs in protecting water ecology and the environment in recent years, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said Tuesday.
photo taken on Oct. 30, 2020 shows a lake in Madoi County, Golog
Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Qinghai Province.(Xinhua/Zhang Long)
March 30 (Xinhua) — China has made historic breakthroughs in
protecting water ecology and the environment in recent years, the
Ministry of Ecology and Environment said Tuesday.
a battle against water pollution from 2018 to 2020, all cities at or
above the prefecture level had eliminated 98.2 percent of the 2,914
“black and odorous” water bodies nationwide as of the end of last year,
said ministry official Zhang Bo at a press conference.
industrial parks in provincial-level regions or above had installed
facilities for wastewater disposal, Zhang said. Cities at or above the
county level had rectified more than 10,000 cases of irregularity
concerning sources of urban potable water.
the three-year period, the Yangtze River, China’s longest river, saw
water quality of its main stream rated at Grade II or above for the
first time. Grade II is the second-highest within the country’s
five-tier water assessment system.
ahead, Zhang said the ministry will extend the work on black and
odorous water bodies to the county level with tailored solutions and set
a blacklist for cities where such polluted water reemerges.
will also go into protecting water sources and speeding up ecological
restoration in the country’s major river basins, Zhang added.
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