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Four Dams Proposed for Upper Yangtze River

[Source: Beijing Youth Daily, February 12, 2004; Courtesy of Tibet Justice Center.]

As a part of the "West to East Energy Transfer Project" (xi dian dong song), four new hydropower stations have been proposed for construction along the Jinsha River, an upstream stretch of the Yangtze River. All four dams are located on the border between Yunnan Province and Sichuan Province, between the cities of Panzhihua and Yibing, located along the southeastern borders of traditional Tibet.

The 12,600 mw Xiluodu and 6,000 mw Xiangjiaba dams were already approved by the State Council, in October 2002. Approvals for the 7,400 mw Wudongde and 12,500 mw Baihetan are still pending. Preliminary site preparation construction will commence at Xiluodu and Xiangjiaba this year, while pre-feasibility studies will be carried out at Wudongde and Baihetan. The Central Government plans to use income from the Three Gorges project to build the new dams. The entire four-dam project is supposed to be completed by 2017.


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