Jiangxi Enterprise to Construct Irrigation System in Ethiopia

A 3,000-hectare irrigation project built by China’s Jiangxi Water and Hydropower Construction is expected to be commissioned in October, an Ethiopian official said Friday [16 June 2017]. The statement by Bizuneh Tolcha, Director of Public Relations and Communications Directorate at the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE), said the project costs 55 million

Malaysian-financed Desalination Plant in Tianjin Gets the Green Light

Xianda (Tianjin) Seawater Resources Development Co, a leading environmental engineering firm in Asia, announced Thursday [3 November 2016] a construction and operation agreement for the first zero-liquid discharge seawater desalination project in China. The deal takes place during Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s seven-day visit, which started from Monday, in China. He said at the

China’s State Council Hopes the Private Sector Will Help Modernize the Country’s Irrigation Network

The State Council, China’s cabinet, is looking to the private sector to help modernize the country’s irrigation facilities, according to a regulation published Thursday [2 June 2016]. Together, government funds and private investment will support the development of farmland irrigation systems, according to the new regulation. The government should help private investors identify suitable construction

China’s State Council Begins Taking Steps Toward a Tiered Pricing System for Irrigation Water

China has begun reorganizing and adding to its irrigation and water conservation facilities to facilitate a tiered pricing mechanism encouraging more economical water use by farmers. “Some facilities have no anti-leak designs and in many cases irrigation water is not measured. All these need to be fixed before we bring in the tiered pricing mechanism,”

China’s “Second Granary” Project to Boost its Grain and Soybean Yields

A yearlong program to increase yields of wheat, corn and soybeans in China’s less-fertile regions will rely on science and technology to invigorate agricultural production and benefit 70 million farmers, according to an official from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The program, dubbed Second Granary, is expected to reap an additional 9 billion kilograms of

China Looks to Cap its Water Consumption for Irrigation and Increase its Forest Coverage Rate

China’s Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday [27 May 2015] published a guideline on achieving “zero discharge” of agricultural waste by 2030. The guideline also set targets on agricultural science and mechanization. China must guarantee to maintain the basic farmland at a level of no less than 1.56 billion mu (about 104 million hectares) by 2020,