Three Gorges Probe

Appendix B

(May 31, 1994)

APPENDIX B

A Directory of the Sessions (Enlarged) of the Leading Group for the Assessment of the Three Gorges Project

Persons present at the sessions included:

  • leading group members (minister, vice-ministers,
    general engineer, and vice-general engineers of the
    Ministry of Water Resources and Electric Power):
    10-12 persons;

  • special advisors (from the relevant state authorities):
    12-20 persons;

  • advisors, chiefs and deputy chiefs of the 14
    experts’ groups: 91 persons;

  • members of the Chinese People’s Political
    Consultative Conference (CPPCC):
    4-10 persons; and various others.

The First Session (June, 1986):
Set up the leading group and the 14 experts’ groups
according to the Communist Party regulations and State
Council Document (No. 15) “On Issues Relevant to the
Assessment Report of the Three Gorges Project
on the Yangtze River.”

The Second Session (August, 1986):
Examined guidelines for the 14 experts’ groups and
decided on the method for comparative study of
programs proposed for the project. Attended by
about 50 persons.

The Third Session (December, 1986):
Heard the 14 experts’ groups report on their preliminary work. Attended by about 130 persons.

The Fourth Session (April, 1987):
Decided on the preliminary aspects of the project program.
Attended by about 130 persons.

The Fifth Session (December, 1987):
Examined and approved the three subject reports
relating to geology and seismology, hydrology, and
electrical equipment. Attended by about 130 persons.

The Sixth Session (January, 1988):
Examined and approved the three subject reports on
the dam and related structures, construction, and
investment estimation. Attended by about 120 persons.

The Seventh Session (February, 1988):
Examined and approved the three subject reports
relating to resettlement, ecology and environment,
and sedimentation. Attended by about 140 persons.

The Eighth Session (April, 1988):
Examined and approved the three subject reports
relating to flood control, electrical system, and
navigation. Attended by about 140 persons.

The Ninth Session (November, 1988):
Examined and approved the two subject reports
relating to the general program and water level,
and comprehensive evaluation of economic results.
Attended by 206 persons.

The 10th Session (February-March, 1989):
Examined and approved the “Feasibility Report on the
Three Gorges Project” compiled by the Yangtze Valley
Planning Office (YVPO). Attended by 203 persons.

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