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BEIJING -- China and the European Union have launched a
campaign to clean up the massive Yellow and the Yangtze rivers, state
The five-year program will cost an estimated US$247 million
(euro175 million) to develop environmental policies intended to cut
industrial and human pollution along the middle reaches of the Yellow
River, particularly in Henan, Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces.
The fund -- nearly half of which will come from a World Bank loan
-- will also be used to pay people in Yunnan, Guizhou and Hubei
provinces to plant trees along the upper and middle reaches of the
China's waterways, especially its major rivers, are dangerously
polluted after decades of rapid economic growth and lax enforcement
of pollution controls.
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