Category: South-North Water Diversion Project

Thousands to be moved for water transfer project

(April 10, 2006) Beijing plans to move 220,000 people to make way for a multi-billion dollar project to transfer water from the flood-prone Yangtze river to the parched cities and farmland of the north.

China plans rapid water diversion

(April 6, 2006) China will speed up a “mega-project” to divert billions of cubic metres of water from the Yangtze to the Yellow River, despite serious concern about the environmental consequences.