China’s plans for Himalayan super dam stoke fears in India

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Patrick Baert and Bhuvan Bagga in New Delhi | AFP
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Sun, 2021-04-11 06:10

BEIJING: China is planning a mega dam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges — the world’s largest power station — stoking fears among environmentalists and in neighboring India.
The structure will span the Brahmaputra River before the waterway leaves the Himalayas and flows into India, straddling the world’s longest and deepest canyon at an altitude of more than 1,500 meters (4,900 feet).

This photo taken on March 28, 2021 shows the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon in Megok county, Nyingchi city, in China's western Tibet Autonomous Region. (AFP)
The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon in Nyingchi city, in China's western Tibet Autonomous Region. (AFP)
The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon in Nyingchi city, in China's western Tibet Autonomous Region. (AFP)
Another view of the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon in Nyingchi city, in China's western Tibet Autonomous Region. (AFP)
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