China to build ‘sponge cities’ to cut down on pollution

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China has embarked on an initiative called “sponge cities” to effectively absorb, filter, collect and use rain fall, and 16 cities are already part of this pilot program.

CCTV’s Feng Yu takes a look at how the program works.

China to build 'sponge cities' to cut down on pollution

China to build 'sponge cities' to cut down on pollution

China has embarked on an initiative called "sponge cities" to effectively absorb, filter, collect and use rain fall, and 16 cities are already part of this pilot program. CCTV's Feng Yu takes a look at how the program works.

More details:

  • 16 cities have been shortlisted as pilot cities, and about 130 across the country have mapped out plans to join them in the future.
  • Establishment of the sponge cities has spurred innovation and demand for urban design.
  • In the coming three years, China will allocate between 400 million and 600 million yuan annually to the pilot cities for infrastructure building.

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Jennifer Turner on China environment protection

Jennifer Turner on China environment protection

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