Chinese premier urges good work in water diversion project 2003-08-14 19:04

  BEIJING, Aug. 14 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Thursday called for great efforts in building the ambitious project to divert water from south China to the thirsty northern part.

  "We must be meticulous in organization, design and construction,and work hard to build a world first-class project," Wen said at ameeting of the State Council committee in charge of constructing the project.

  Top priority must be given to economic use of water resources and pollution control, he stressed.

  Wen urged departments concerned to speed up drafting plans and policies on financing, migration, water conservation, pollution control and water resources protection for the project, with emphasis placed on emergency water supply to Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province. Enditem    

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