Zhejiang launches media activity to promote water control
Picturesque landscape belt in Quzhou, Zhejiang province. [Photo by Xu Jun for chinadaily.com.cn]
Zhejiang province recently launched a media activity to promote the efforts that the province has made over the past seven years to control floods and improve water quality.
The activity was held to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the central government's "Two Mountains" initiative, which stresses the role of mountains and water as invaluable assets.
Media workers will visit several places in the province to cover stories about local flood control and water improvement.
Zhejiang also aims to build 200 model towns and 1,000 model villages for flood control and water improvement.
The province embarked on is flood control and water improvement project in 2013, and has seen great progress in recent years.
In 2019, water at 91.4 percent of 221 monitoring sessions along rivers throughout the province was at or above grade III, the third-highest level in China's five-tier quality system for surface water, up 14 percent over 2016. People's satisfaction of the government's water improvement efforts rose from 57.65 percent in 2013 to 88.5 percent in 2019.
Tourists ride boats in the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province on June 4. [Photo by Xiao Da/chinadaily.com.cn]
Nanming Lake, a newly-built manmade lake in Lishui, Zhejiang province, with an area of 5.6 kilometers. [Photo by Xiao Da/chinadaily.com.cn]