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China Sets up Strong flood Defense System

After constant heavy investment, China has set up a basic engineering system that could cope with floods on a normal scale, according to a top Chinese flood control official.
E Jingping, secretary-general of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, said China’s water conservancy work had made eye-catching progress since new China was founded in 1949.

Qian Zhengying, vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, told an international conference on flood control that since the big flood of 1998 on the Yangtze River, China had invested nearly 30 billion yuan (about 3.61 billion US dollars) to strengthen Yangtze dikes.