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Tibetan water to quench thirst in northwest China?

The head of the Yellow River Conservancy Commission suggested today that the western route of the south-to-north water transfer project may divert toward China’s north-western region.
The multi-billion dollar mega-project envisages the construction of three canals – eastern, central and western – to link the water-rich Yangtze River to the ailing Yellow, but a specific route and timetable for the mountainous, western artery have yet to be announced.

State media has previously reported that areas of the Loess Plateau, including Gansu, Ningxia and Inner Mongolia would be the principal beneficiaries of water transfers along the western route.

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