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  1. Contentious dam a step closer to completion

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove The mainland will finish major structural work on the Three Gorges Dam by the middle of next month, linking the southern bank with the rest of the dam and bringing the controversial project a step closer to completion in 2009. Workers will then demolish the concrete coffer dam, the structure that allowed the main dam to be built dry, on June 6, Shanghai's News ...

  2. Blasting of temporary dam all set

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... of the Three Gorges Dam will be demolished today. About 192 tonnes of dynamite- enough to blow up 400 10-storey buildings- had been put in place to bring down the top 30 metres of the cofferdam, Xinhua reported. The remaining 110 metres of the 580-metre-long cofferdam will be retained as a protective structure for the world's largest dam. The explosives will be set off at 4pm, with 971 ...

  3. After the drought, Chongqing fears a deluge from broken dams

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Ravaged by heat and a lack of repairs and funding, almost 1,000 dams in Chongqing face collapse if hit by heavy downpours forecast for the coming weeks, the city's ... the country's worst-affected area, according to the latest official figures. The bureau said the municipality had identified 937 hazardous dams- more than one-third of its 2,786 reservoirs- with varying ...

  4. Concerns as new dam to displace thousands

    Posted Nov 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Third-biggest project to uproot cultures, put 200 fish types at risk, experts say Construction of the country's third-largest dam started yesterday amid concerns over its ... of the Yangtze River, on the border between Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. It will cost an estimated 43.4 billion yuan and is scheduled for completion by 2015, according to state media. The dam is one ...

  5. UN warning could see dams scrapped

    Posted Oct 18th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Yunnan intends to scrap a controversial dam project along the Nu River, a few months after Unesco threatened to take one of the province's attractions off its ... to push ahead with plans for dams on two other international rivers in Yunnan. By abandoning the Nu River dams, the authorities hoped to ease concerns the UN cultural body had over the protection ...

  6. UN calls for new report over dams at heritage site

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Unesco has repeated its grave concerns over proposed dams in Yunnan, which the international cultural body fears will jeopardise a world heritage site. The UN body said the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas were endangered by mining activity and at least 17 dams proposed along the Nu, Lancang and Jinsha rivers. It threatened to remove ...

  7. Activists threaten to sue watchdog over dam project

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Four environmental activists plan to sue the national environmental watchdog if it does not intervene in a controversial dam project on the Nu River by the end of the month. The State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) had been urged to halt all preparation for the hydropower project, which originally included 13 dams along the river in Yunnan ...

  8. Greens may cancel plan to sue dams watchdog

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the country's top environmental watchdog over the controversial damming of the Nu River in Yunnan, a Beijing-based lawyer said. Chen Yueqin said the activists decided to reconcile with the State ... if it did not halt all preparation for the Nu River project, which originally included 13 dams along the river, by the end of June. 'We are partly satisfied with Sepa's reply, promising ...

  9. Yunnan still hopeful of approval for dam scheme

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing Officials from Yunnan province hope the controversial Nu River dam project will go ahead soon. Speaking on the sidelines of an NPC panel meeting yesterday, Yunnan ... also give adequate attention to the protection and the development of the environment,' Mr Bai said. He rejected reports that Yunnan would build as many as 13 dams on the river in the next ...

  10. New dam displaces Buyi minority people

    Posted Oct 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from their homes to make way for the filling of Long Tan Dam across the border in Guangxi in preparation for power generation to feed Guangdong next year. 'Some people had not moved ... that the resettlement of villagers had been addressed. Work on the dam began in 2001 and the river was diverted in 2003. It is expected to begin generating electricity next July. ...




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