Chinese Dam On Brahmaputra

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  • March 8, 2021
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Chinese Dam On Brahmaputra

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

In news

  • According to a draft of China’s Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), first dams are to be built on the lower reaches of Yarlung Zangbo river 
  • Yarlung Zangbo river is the Brahmaputra known in Tibet before it flows into India.

Key takeaways

  • The Plan specifically mentions the building of hydropower bases which will be the priority energy projects.
  • This marks a new chapter in the hydropower exploitation of the river.
  • Other major projects include the construction of coastal nuclear power plants and power transmission channels.

The project is also listed along with the Sichuan-Tibet railway and the national water network.

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