By 2025, Guangdong plans to build over 7,800 kilometers of green roads, and the green road network of key river courses in the province has basically taken shape.
Qingyuan Nanan Park’s green road with a total length of 8.1 kilometers. (Photo: Newsgd.com)
The 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for Water Conservancy Development in Guangdong was officially released recently. The Plan proposes that Guangdong will build 5,200 kilometers of green roads in 2022, and a green road network will be initially established in the Pearl River Delta region. The great green road network will become a unique and beautiful landscape in Guangdong
During the 14th Five-Year Plan period, Guangdong will launch a total of 95 water conservancy projects with an investment of about 405 billion yuan, covering major projects such as flood control capacity improvement, water resources allocation, water conservancy in rural areas, protection of river and lake health, and smart water conservancy projects.
Green road in Dongguan, Guangdong. (Photo: Newsgd.com)
According to the Water Resources Department of Guangdong Province, the province will take the construction of green roads as the driving force to promote the comprehensive management of the river basin, including rural revitalization, tourism, small and medium-sized river management, construction of characteristic waterways and more. These measures will further protect Guangdong's water resources, enhance water security, improve water environment, protect and restore water ecology, and build landscape and recreational systems beside the water.
Huang Bensheng, secretary of the party committee of Guangdong Research Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower put forward that the construction of a green road network jumps out of the traditional model of water control in the past. “The government has created Guangdong characteristics in practicing the ecological development concept of ‘clear waters and green mountains are as valuable as mountains of gold and silver’,” he said.
The green road surrounds the Danxia Mountain in Shaoguan, Guangdong. (Photo: Newsgd.com)
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