East China’s Anhui province has injected 210.1 billion yuan ($32.08 billion) into water conservancy projects since 2016, almost doubling that during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-15), local authorities said at a press briefing on Monday.
The province has pushed ahead with a number of water conservancy projects. 17 of them have been designated as China’s major water conservancy projects, including the water diversion project that transfers water from the Yangtze River to the Huaihe River, according to the Department of Water Resources of Anhui province.
More than 600 billion yuan will be invested into water conservancy projects in the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25), Zhang Xiao, head of the department said.
Water conservancy projects have played an important role in preventing floods and droughts since the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) took effect, with around 400 billion yuan of benefits from disaster alleviation, said Zhang.