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Seoul (AFP) July 11, 2011
South Korea's LG Electronics and Japan's Hitachi Plant Technologies have agreed to set up a water treatment joint venture in Seoul which will start operations in October, LG said Monday.
LG-Hitachi Water Solutions, in which LG will hold 51 percent and Hitachi the rest, will focus on municipal water supply, sewage treatment, industrial water supply, industrial wastewater treatment and reuse and recycling of wastewater for local companies and governments, the Korean firm said in a statement.
LG said the joint venture was expected to become a leader in the rapidly growing water treatment industry by combining LG's strength in manufacturing and technology and Hitachi's expertise in the industry.
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Beijing halts sales of tainted bottled water
Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2011
Authorities in Beijing have halted the sale of 31 brands of bottled water after they failed safety tests, the government reported, in the latest such scare to hit China. Random market inspections found bacteria colonies in the water, the Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce said on its website, citing a joint study with the capital's product quality bureau. "In order to preve ... read more
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