The National Development and Reform Commission has recently given approval to the feasibility report on a project in Huaihe River Basin in east China’s Anhui province.
As one of the 38 projects for further controlling the river, the project has been included by the State Council in the list of 150 national major water conservancy projects.
The project will cover nine major flood storage areas along the main stream of the Anhui-section river, including Mengwa, Jiangtang Lake and Shouxi Lake. Cities of Fuyang, Lu’an, Bengbu, Chuzhou and Huainan will be involved.
The project will help improve the flood control system of the basin, raise the safety standards of flood storage areas, and realize the timely, effective and safe opening of those areas.
Local authorities including the Development and Reform Commission of Anhui Province will push ahead with initial designs and relevant approval with the aim of kicking off the project before the end of the year.