Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)
Lanzhou, 30 March: A programme to control desertification in northwest China, supported by the Asian Development Bank, has been launched recently in Gansu Province.
The problem of desertification has been plaguing west China and causing environmental degradation and poverty in rural regions for years. Gansu is one of the places suffering most.
Many desert control projects of the province in recent years failed because of a lack of funds and expertise, according to the …