The government will launch major water projects this year aimed at tackling safety issues for 60 million people in rural areas, Shanghai Securities News reported Monday, citing Water Resources Minister Chen Lei. These include diversion projects from major lakes and rivers. The government is encouraging private capital to participate in the venture, Chen was quoted as saying. Meanwhile, the ministry will speed up reform of the pricing system, water rights trading and management and protection of water resources, the report said.
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