Yangtze dam is finished after 13 years and 1.3m evictions – Tom Miller

From the Guardian (link):

Chinese officials and construction workers yesterday celebrated the completion of the , 13 years after work first started on one of the world’s largest and most controversial engineering projects.

In a live TV broadcast, workers poured the last of 28 million cubic metres of cement to finish the gargantuan structure, which stretches for a mile and a half across the . They waved the Chinese national and Communist party flags and set off firecrackers to mark the realisation of an idea first mooted in 1918: to build the planet’s largest hydroelectric dam across Asia’s mightiest river.

See also the previous CDT post “China’s 15-year lesson in how not to build a dam – Jonathan Watts” (link) and “Three Gorges Dam completed on Yangtze River” from Xinhua (link).

May 20, 2006, 9:28 PM
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