The annual meeting of the China Association for Science and Technology concluded yesterday. At the conference the Minister of Science and Technology said that during the 2006-10 period, China would spend 60 billion yuan on the research and development of science and technology aimed at energy saving and gas emission reductions. Out of this number, 10 billion yuan will come from central finance and the rest, 50 billion yuan, will consist of public funds.
To tackle the challenges associated with the accelerating urbanization process, the ministry will focus on science and technology in areas such as urban construction, urban waste disposal, power generation from garbage and automobile emissions. They will establish energy saving and emission reduction monitoring centers in cities around China.
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(China.org.cn September 11, 2007)