A number of
leading Chinese companies, including China Three Gorges Corp, Alibaba
Group and Huawei Technologies Co formed an alliance on Wednesday to
foster ecological protection in the Yangtze River Delta region.
President Xi Jinping has recently called for efforts to be made in
integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta, including efforts to
consolidate green development of the region, with priority given to the
protection and restoration of the Yangtze River's ecological
region consists of the provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui and Zhejiang as well
as Shanghai, accounting for about 40 percent of China's total economic
The US-China Green Fund and global accounting firm PwC are among the foreign entities participating in the program.
director of the Beijing-based Institute of Public and Environmental
Affairs, said the involvement of some of China's largest companies in
the strategy could help nurture new growth points from ecological
companies have rich experience in the digital economy, IT, smart cities
and communication services to inject into this ecological protection of
the delta region," Ma told the Global Times on Wednesday, noting that
green concepts eventually need to materialize in the form of concrete
region is at the forefront of the ecological protection of the Yangtze
River. If successful practices and business models can come from this
pilot program, they can be copied in other regions along the Yangtze
River," noted Ma.
could not be accomplished by a single company as the protection of the
Yangtze River is a national project," read a statement sent to the
Global Times by China Three Gorges Corp.
summer floods this year, the company said it would intensify its water
conservancy projects with pipelines and networks.
said it has completed check-up work on 7,000 kilometers of pipelines and
spotted 330,000 weak links. A total of 450 kilometers were newly built,
the company said. The protection of the delta region offers new venues
of investment, and China Three Gorges Corp said its projects with six
localities in East China's Anhui Province are worth 15.1 billion ($2.2