Among the country's 4-trillion-yuan financial stimulus plan, 350 billion yuan will be spent on improving the ecological environment and treating pollution, Zhang Ping, minister of the National Development and Reform Commission, told a press conference in Beijing today.
The four-trillion-yuan investment will not be spent in the energy and resource-intensive industries or high-pollution industries, Zhang said.
Zhou Shengxian, minister of environmental protection, said earlier that the main targets of environment investment will go to beef up rural environmental efforts.
China's fledgling green industries, such as those involved in the development of renewable energies and pollution treatment, will also benefit from the investment plan, according to Zhou.
(China Daily November 28, 2008)