Water, sanitation facilities key for China’s sustainable developmentMarch 31st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 31 (ANI): Proper water and sanitation facilities are key requirements for sustainable development in China, as the country plans to transform its economic growth pattern and urbanize its rural areas in the next five-year period, from 2011 to 2015.
To achieve this goal, China needs to have practical and innovative approach because our resources are very limited. Efficiently use of limited resources such as water and prevention of pollution has become an important issue for the cities.
The governments at various levels must take initiatives to plan for the process of urbanization, The China Daily reports.
Firstly, the government should be prepared for the influx of migrant workers into cities. New apartments should be build with complete facilities for sanitation includes not only toilets, but also waste disposal sites and waste water disposal facilities.
Second step is to encourage people to save water and recycle their waste. As a resource, water use can be taxed, the more people use after basic needs, more they should pay for it.
Third initiative can be recycling waste water and solid waste, which is not only good for environment and water but also can create more energy and resources.
Such as the material coming out of waste water treatment can be used for gardening, and the biofuel can be used for buses.
The fourth step is to make public aware about various steps to ensure sustainable development. This awareness needs a lot of campaigns and education.
Lastly, many people think investing in water treatment cannot lead to any profit, nor does it create GDP directly. But the social effect of water and waste treatment is good and environmental impact can be substantially reduced.
It can help reduce the cost of healthcare, thus increasing economic growth and the happiness index. (ANI)
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