India Intelligence Report
 

   China Reports Three Gorges Dam Completion

 

In an astounding feat that took less than 10 years, China has completed the Three Gorged Dam (TGD) which is being labeled the largest hydroelectric and water management project in the world that employed 26,000 people from over 50 countries.

Envisioned by Sun Yat-Sen in 1918, the TGD dams the three gorges Qutang, Wuxia, and Xilling which extends for 200 kilometers to control floods, generate 22.4 million kilowatt, and facilitate shipping.

Compared to the big fanfare launch in 1997, the opening was small and symbolic earning the praise of the Government. Project General Manager quickly clarified that the work is fare from over and that many safety measures needed to be added.

China has a deplorable record of managing its water resources  and environment which empty largely into South Asia and Russia. Air, river-based, and toxic dumping is common like the 100 tons of benzene compounds it allowed into the Amur River  and tried to conceal this accident for 10 days.

More than 50% of the world’s water originates in areas controlled by China.

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