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China sees increase in water conservancy project investment in Jan-May

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-06-10 10:43
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Fish enter an inlet in the lower part of the dam in the Laluo water conservancy project in Shigatse, Tibet autonomous region, and swim through six outlets to reach the upper section. [PHOTO/CHINA DAILY]

BEIJING -- China saw expanding investment in its water conservancy facilities in the first five months of 2023, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Friday.

Completed investment in water conservancy projects totaled 410.6 billion yuan ($57.74 billion) during the period, up 32.1 percent year-on-year, according to the ministry.

The country initiated 14,680 new water conservancy projects in the first five months, an increase of 2,785 projects from the previous year.

Water conservancy construction projects created over 1.2 million jobs during the period, including 895,000 jobs for rural workers, it added.

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