An additional 25,000 people will be relocated this year to make way for the Three Gorges Dam project as builders prepare to flood the reservoir in early June. The authorities will move the new batch of displaced people to 11 provinces and cities, including Shanghai, according to mainland newspapers. Chongqing city, the main area affected by the dam, has already said it plans to resettle 100,000 people this year. More than a million people will eventually be moved to make way for the project, due to be completed in 2009. State media says the government has started the third and fourth rounds of resettlement of 430,000 people. Some of those affected have complained of receiving little or no compensation for their land and homes, while human rights groups say corrupt officials have siphoned off resettlement funds. Shanghai has already taken in more than 5,500 people and will accept 2,000 more from the Wanzhou area in Chongqing by September, based on a recent decision by the State Council. Wanzhou city was the site of a large-scale protest last year when hundreds demonstrated against forced removal, residents say. Shanghai has taken in three groups of migrants since 1999, placing them in 69 locations, including the offshore island of Chongming. More than 1,900 of the resettled people now work in non-agricultural jobs. The city has resettled many in rural areas, dispersing them to prevent protests and clashes with local residents, officials say. Builders will raise the water level in the Three Gorges reservoir to 135 metres next month. It will start producing power later this year as the first four turbines start operating.