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Friday, July 18, 2003



5. China to Conduct Feasibility Study on Hydropower Project in Tibet


People's Daily [Official Chinese news agency]
Thu 17 Jul 2003

China plans to conduct a feasibility study in October on the construction of
a major hydropower projecton the Yarlung Zangbo River, in the Tibet
Autonomous Region.

The China Water Conservancy and Hydropower Planning and Designing Institute,
the organizer of the feasibility study, has sent an expert team to the area
for preliminary work between late June and early July.

The Chinese section of the river, 2,057 kilometers long, boastsa water
energy reserve of about 100 million kilowatts, or one sixth of the country's
total, ranking second behind the Yangtze River.

The location for the possible hydropower plant is the U-shaped turn of the
river in the southeastern part of Tibet. The river drops by 2,755 meters in
the 500 kilometer-long "U" section, leading to a water energy reserve of
about 68 million kilowatts, or one 10th of the national total.

"Yarlung Zangbo" is the Tibetan name for the Chinese section ofthe river,
which also runs through India, where it is known as Bramaputra, and flows
into the Indian Ocean in Bangladesh, where it is called Jamuna.


Articles in this Issue:
  1. China and India / Two nations reach beyond history
  2. The issue is legitimacy
  3. Six killed as truck plunges into Tibet river
  4. Feasibility study on Brahmaputra power project
  5. China to Conduct Feasibility Study on Hydropower Project in Tibet
  6. Chinese Vice-president Meets Pakistani Guests



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