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Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)
[Xinhua: "China To Speed up Building Gigantic South-To-North Water Diversion Project in 2009"]
Jinan, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) - China would accelerate the construction on the country's huge south-to-north water diversion project next year, head of the project office Zhang Jiyao said on Monday.
The South-to-North Water Diversion Project is designed to divert water from the water-rich south of the country, mainly the Yangtze, the country's longest river, to arid northern parts.
The huge project consists of eastern, middle and western routes. The eastern and …