River closed to build Tibet's hydropower station

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  1. Jagdpanther

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    By Yan Weijue (chinadaily.com.cn)
    Updated: 2010-11-15 11:22

    The closure of Yarlung Zangbo River on Nov 12 marks the beginning of construction of the main project of the Zangmu Hydropower Station, Tibet’s first giant hydropower station, Hunan Daily reported Sunday.

    Sinohydro Bureau No 8, a leading company in water conservancy and hydroelectric engineering projects, began damming the river on Nov 8.

    The hydropower station, with an investment of 7.9 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) and a total installed capacity of 51 megawatts, is located in the middle reaches of Yarlung Zangbo River, the highest of its kind in the world.

    With an abundance of water resources, it is expected to relieve the pressure of electricity supply in the middle part of Tibet.

    The first unit of the project is estimated to generate electricity by 2014.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    What is the UN stand on water rights?
     
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    What was UN stand on water right when India built dam to block water on the upstream of river flow into Bangladesh
     
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    This is a violation of UN laws.
     
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    if all UN laws were revised by your MR completely unilaterally. LF, then it might be so.
     
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    Map of the river basin.

    Within the territory of china the river is called Yarlung Tsangpo river,when the water enters India territory the name become Brahmaputra river.
     

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