Category: Cracks in Three Gorges dam

Qian Zhengying’s speech to project officials

(April 17, 2002) Qian Zhengying, head of the Three Gorges project quality-control inspection group, spoke to Three Gorges Project Corp. officials at the dam site on April 8, 2002. Her remarks, published by the Three Gorges Project Daily (Sanxia gongcheng bao) on April 11, are translated below. Ms. Qian is also a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, vice-chairwoman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and a former minister of water resources and electric power.