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China's NDRC formulating pilot plan on agricultural water pricing reforms

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2014-10-15 GMT+8:00

BEIJING, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) – China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and other related departments are formulating a pilot plan on agricultural water pricing reforms, revealed Gao Juncai, a senior official with the NDRC, at a press conference on Tuesday.

The press conference focused on accelerating construction of major water conservancy projects.

Gao also said that among 172 water conservancy projects, major agricultural water-saving projects have been given top priority. By the end of 2015, efficient water-saving irrigation area is estimated to exceed 6.67 million ha, double the target, added Gao.   (Edited by Liu Xiaoyun, liuxy08@xinhua.org)

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