China’s four irrigation systems recognized as World Heritage Irrigation Structures
2018-08-15 15:10:00

China’s four historical irrigation and drainage systems -- the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Jiangxiyan Irrigation system, Lingqu Canal and Changqu Canal -- have successfully been added to the World Heritage Irrigation Structures list at the 69th meeting of International Executive Council (IEC) held at Saskatoon, Canada on August 14, 2018.

The World Heritage Irrigation Structures, designed to recognize historical irrigation structures in the same way as the World Heritage Sites approved by UNESCO, was initiated in 2012, including both old operational structures as well as those of an archival value.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram