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Tibet's largest water project completes dams

(People's Daily)

15:44, October 27, 2011

Edited and translated by Zhao Guobing, People's Daily Online

On Oct. 26, 2011, the Phomdo Water Control Project, the largest project of its kind in Tibet, completed construction of its dams as scheduled.

Phomdo Water Control Project is located at the upstream of the Lhasa River, with a straight distance of 63 kilometers from Lhasa. It has a total capacity of 1.23 billion cubic meters for a reservoir as designed, and the installed capacity is 160,000 kilowatts. After completion, the water project will help irrigate more than 433.33 square kilometers.

With a gross investment of nearly 4.6 billion yuan, the largest water project in Tibet will give priority to irrigation and power generation as well as water control and ecological protection.

The project broke earth on July 15, 2009 and will be finished in 2016.

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