Guangzhou to Invest $2.3 Billion to Clean Waters: Daily

Guangzhou plans to spend 14 billion yuan ($2.3 billion) to clean “black and smelly” river waters by 2016, the China’s southern city’s daily newspaper reported.

Twelve sewage and rainwater-treatment plants will be built over the next four years because more than a third of the riverways are contaminated, the Guangzhou Daily said, citing Mayor Chen Jianhua.

By 2020, Guangzhou will have cleaned up 43 waterways and aims to have water in the Guangzhou section of the Pearl River close to meeting drinking-water standards, the report said.

— With assistance by Feifei Shen

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