China started construction of 45 major water conservancy projects so far this year, a record high – official

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A total of 45 new major water conservancy projects have started construction so far this year, marking a record high, said Liu Weiping, Vice Minister of Water Resources.

China made 1.1 trillion yuan of investment in water conservancy projects in the first ten months of the year, surging 53% from the same period last year, and completed 921.1 billion yuan of investment in water conservancy projects in the period, surging 63% on year, he said.

The ministry will continue to promote construction of water conservancy projects and ensure the full-year investment in the field to exceed 1 trillion yuan, as part of effort to further stabilize the economy, said Liu.