Construction of major projects for comprehensive rectification of Taihu Lake and its water environment jointly launched by three provinces and one city in the Yangtze River Delta

On the morning of May 26, the three provinces and one city in the Yangtze River Delta jointly launched the construction of 9 major projects designed for comprehensive rectification of Taihu Lake and its water environment in the form of “cloud commencement”, marking the opening of the 2021 forum for main leaders of the Yangtze River Delta.

Secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the CPC Li Qiang announced the start of the construction of major projects for the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta in Wuxi, Jiangsu. Lou Qinjian, Secretary of Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the CPC delivered a speech. Yuan Jiajun, Secretary of Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the CPC, Li Jinbin, Secretary of the Anhui Provincial Provincial Committee of the CPC, Gong Zheng, Deputy Secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Committee of the CPC and Mayor of Shanghai Municipality, Zheng Shanjie, Deputy Secretary of Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the CPC and Governor, Wang Qingxian, Deputy Secretary of the Anhui Provincial Committee of the CPC and Governor, and leaders from the National Development and Reform Commission attended the meeting. Wu Zhenglong, Deputy Secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the CPC and Governor, presided over the meeting.

The concentrated construction of these major projects is an important subject of this year’s Yangtze River Delta region’s main leaders’ symposium. The main venue of the event was located in Wuxi, and the three provinces and one city set up branch venues at the project construction site. Project construction sites in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Anhui are full of large-scale construction machinery, which is in full swing. The main venue was connected to the construction site via a video link. After listening to the reports on the start of the projects from those in charge of the construction from the three provincial and one municipal governments, the main leaders of the three provinces and one city and the relevant leaders of the National Development and Reform Commission jointly launched the project.

The nine major projects that started on the same day focused on the comprehensive rectification of Taihu Lake and its water environment. Among them, Shanghai started the Yuandang dike compliance and shoreline ecological restoration (Phase II) project, and the Dianshan Lake dike compliance and shoreline ecological restoration project; Jiangsu started the construction of the Taihu Lake dredging and silt-fixing wet zone project, the Taipu River co-protection and joint governance pilot project, and the Yixing Taihu Lake Zhushan lake restoration project; Zhejiang started the construction of the “Shuiyun Lake City” Taihu Lake Basin Lake Water Ecosystem Project, and the Xiangfudang environmental protection improvement project in the Jiashan area of the Yangtze River Delta Ecological Green Integration Development Demonstration Zone; Anhui started the Chuhe River Basin (Lai’an County Cha River) water environment comprehensive rectification project, and the Chaohu Lake Ecological Protection and Restoration Phase Five Project. 13.442 billion yuan has been invested in the 9 projects.

Before the start of the construction, the leaders attending the meeting watched a special film on the comprehensive rectification of Taihu Lake and its water environment, and listened to reports on the comprehensive rectification of Taihu Lake and its water environment, and on the economic and social development of Wuxi City. Since the implementation of the “Three-Year Action Plan” for the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta, the three provinces and one city have been vigorously promoting the joint protection of the ecological environment. The improvement of Taihu Lake has achieved remarkable results, the concentration of water pollutants and the degree of eutrophication have been declining, and the water quality of the lake and river network has been significantly improved, achieving the goal of ensuring drinking water safety and ensuring that large-scale lake flooding has not occurred for 13 consecutive years.

Those who attended the main venue include: executive vice governors (mayors),  secretaries-general of the Party committees and governments, and directors of research offices and leader from relevant department of Party committees and governments in the activity at the main venue. the three provinces and one city in the Yangtze River Delta, heads of units leading the 15 special cooperation teams for cooperation and development in the Yangtze River Delta, and some leaders from Wuxi.

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