China is all set to construct the biggest hydropower project on the Brahmaputra and a proposal for this has been recommending within the 14th Five-Year decide to be implemented from next year, the official media on Sunday quoted the top of a Chinese company tasked to create the dam as an official statement.
Chairman of the facility Construction Corp of China Yan Zhiyong said China will “implement hydropower exploitation within the downstream of the Yarlung Zangbo River” (the Tibetan name for the Brahmaputra) and therefore the project could serve to keep up water resources and domestic security.
Yan Zhiyong stated the dam project was clearly within the proposals for formulating the country’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) and its long-term and biggest goals through 2035 made by the Central Committee of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), it quoted Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China.
Proposals for dams on the Brahmaputra have evoked concerns in India and Bangladesh, the riparian states, and China has downplayed such anxieties saying it’d keep their interests in mind. China has already collected and organised the $1.5 billion Zam Hydropower Station, the biggest in Tibet in 2015.
India and China organised High and Expert Level Mechanism (ELM) in 2006 to debate various issues associated with trans-border rivers. The hydropower station could start creating income of 20 billion yuan (USD three billion) yearly for the Tibet Autonomous Region.
The 60 million kWh hydropower exploitation of the Yarlung Zangbo River at the downstream could create 300 billion kWh of fresh, renewable and zero-carbon electricity annually. The project will play a big role in realising China’s goal of reaching a carbon emissions peak before 2030 and carbon neutrality in 2060.
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