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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Beijing to hold World Water Congress and Exhibition

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The World Water Congress and Exhibition will be held in Beijing from Sept. 10 to 14, focusing on worldwide water issues, a Ministry of Construction senior official announced Tuesday.

    The congress will increase worldwide awareness of water shortages and other water issues, said Vice Minister of Construction Qiu Baoxing.

    Developed countries are encouraged to offer their expertise, advanced technologies and funds to developing countries that need help, he said.

    Nearly 3,000 water experts and scholars and government officials from various countries are expected to attend.

    The World Water Congress has been held for four times. The coming congress will be first in an Asian city.

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