Soil and water conservation in China (Google / CRI English)

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China Allocates 616 Mln Yuan for Soil and Water Conservation

Xinhua      Web Editor: Mao Yaqing

The Ministry of Finance said Wednesday that the central government has allocated 616 million yuan (99.68 million U.S. dollars) this year for soil and water conservation.

The money will be spent on forestry and grass coverage projects in seven provinces and municipalities, the ministry said.

Although more efforts have been made in recent years to plant trees, halt desertification and bring erosion under control,



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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.