China's "Water Tower" invests $47 million in ecological protection in 2022 - Plataforma Media

China’s “Water Tower” invests $47 million in ecological protection in 2022

The Three Rivers Fountain National Park (Sanjiangyuan) in northwest China’s Qinghai Province has invested nearly 320 million yuan (47.27 million US dollars) in ecological protection and restoration projects in 2022, local authorities said in the statement. Monday.

The Sanjiangyuan area, known as China’s “water tower”, contains the headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang rivers. At an average altitude of over 4,700 meters, Sanjiangyuan National Park is the highest national park in the world, covering a total area of 190,700 square kilometers.

From 2016 to 2021, with a total investment of 6.7 billion yuan, the park has carried out a series of infrastructure construction projects and ecological protection and restoration projects, said Wang Xiangguo, head of Sanjiangyuan National Park Administration.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve. On January 24, 2003, the State Council officially approved the establishment of the Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve in Qinghai. China started the pilot operation of Sanjiangyuan National Park in 2016, and in October 2021, the park received its official designation.

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