92,000 displaced people resettled in ChinaDecember 20th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) About 92,000 people who were displaced due to a water diversion project in central China have been resettled, a media report said Tuesday.
The last batch of people living around the Danjiangkou reservoir in Hubei has been shifted to new areas, China Daily reported.
The massive south-north water diversion project is set to commence operation in 2014. It is designed to take water from China’s longest river, the Yangtze, to the drought-prone areas in the north, including Beijing. Water will flow northward via three routes.
Some 330,000 people have been relocated from Hubei and neighbouring Henan provinces for the project. Their homes will be submerged after the project is completed.
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