China and EU campaign to clean up China’s rivers

China and the European Union have launched a US$248 million campaign to clean up the country's two largest river basins, China Daily reported on Wednesday.

The five-year programme to clean up the Yangtze and Yellow river basins will work out policies on pollution control and promote public awareness about reducing industrial pollution and waste discharge.

The project will also pay people living in China’s southwestern provinces to plant trees in an effort to improve the ecology along the Yangtze River.

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