China Invests Heavily in River Control at Revolution Cradle

Date of Release: 
Feb 23 2016

Northwest China's Shaanxi Province has earmarked 9 billion yuan (1.38 billion U.S. dollars) to clean up the river that runs to Yan'an, the "red cradle of the Chinese revolution."

The investment will be allocated to flood prevention, pollution control, and landscape projects along the Yanhe River, a major branch of the Yellow River.

"In five years, the revolutionary base will become a green resort," Shaanxi Governor Lou Qinjian said at a conference on the project on Monday, adding that 5 billion yuan will be spent over the next five years as the first stage.

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