The plan, which has been submitted to the State Council, will speed up improving water-environment quality and protect its safety, the report said, citing an unidentified official at the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Two calls to the ministry’s news department went unanswered.
About 10 percent of the nation’s surface water was heavily polluted and worse than the level set for agriculture use, the ministry’s vice minister Li Ganjie was cited as saying.
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