China plans world’s biggest dam on Brahmaputra River.
Represa 50% más grande que la de “Tres Gargantas” construye China en secreto en el río Brahmputra.
June 2, 2010 – Nueva Delhi: El Organismo Nacional de Teleobservación (NRSA) ha confirmado que China está construyendo una represa en su lado del río Brahmputra. En una presentación realizada ante el Comité de Secretarios (CoS), el NRSA presentó pruebas concretas que sugiere actividades de construcción, como movimientos de camiones, y excavaciones que se realizan en y alrededor del sitio Zangmu.
La noticia trasciende casi un mes después de los informes que comunicaban que China había comenzado a construir una gran represa en su lado del río Brahmputra – conocido como río Tsangpo en el Tíbet. La represa está siendo construida en un lugar llamado Namcha Barwa en la meseta oriental de Tíbet. Es en este punto en el Tíbet que China construiría la represa más grande del mundo, con 26 turbinas, que se espera genere 40 millones de kilovatios/hora de energía hidroeléctrica.
El río Brahmaputra es muy importante para la India y Bangladesh. La cuenca del río Brahmaputra es para la India el más generoso de los regalos, la fabulosa cantidad de agua que conduce, representa casi el 30% de los recursos totales de agua y alrededor del 40% del potencial hidroeléctrico del principal país del Indico.
Los trascendidos afirman que una planta de 38 gigavatios de energía hidroeléctrica está en estudio, lo que representa ½ de la capacidad de la red energética de Inglaterra. La nueva represa sería de 1,5 veces el tamaño de la represa de las Tres Gargantas – actualmente la más grande del mundo.
China plans world’s biggest dam on Brahmaputra River.
New Delhi: The National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) has confirmed that China is constructing a dam on its side of the Brahmputra River, reports claimed on Wednesday. In a presentation made before the Committee of Secretaries (CoS), the NRSA presented concrete evidence suggesting construction activities, movements of trucks, and excavations being carried out in and around the Zangmu site.
The development comes nearly a month after reports claimed that China has started constructing a huge dam on its side of the Brahmputra River – known as Tsangpo River in Tibet. The dam is being constructed at a place called Namcha Barwa on the eastern plateau of Tibet. It is at this point in Tibet that China is reportedly building the world’s largest dam, with 26 turbines, expected to generate 40 million kilowatts per hour of hydroelectricity.
River Brahmaputra is very important for India and Bangladesh. The Brahmaputra River basin in India is most generously gifted with a fabulous water wealth that accounts for nearly 30% of the total water resources and about 40% of the total hydropower potential of the country.
The documents claim that a 38 gigawatt hydropower plant is under consideration, which would be having a capacity nearly half as large as the UK’s national grid. The new dam would be 1.5 times the size of Three Gorges dam – currently the world’s biggest. “This dam could save 200m tonnes of carbon each year. We should not waste the opportunity of the biggest carbon emission reduction project. For the sake of the entire world, all the water resources than can be developed should be developed.”
June 2, 2010 – knowledgeniru.blogspot.com/2010/06/china-plan…
|Official name||Zangmu Dam|
|Locale||Gyaca, Tibet Autonomous Region, China|
|Coordinates||29°11′06″N 92°31′00″E / 29.185°N 92.5166667°E / 29.185; 92.5166667Coordinates: 29°11′06″N 92°31′00″E / 29.185°N 92.5166667°E / 29.185; 92.5166667|
|Construction cost||$167 million USD|
|Dam and spillways|
|Installed capacity||450 MW|
The Zangmu Dam (藏木) is an under construction dam on the Brahmaputra River 9 km (5.6 mi) northwest of Gyaca in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production. The dam is part of the Zangmu Hydropower Project and will support a 450 MW power station. Construction on the dam began in 2009 and it is expected to be complete in 2015. It will be the first dam on the Brahmaputra/Yarlung Zangbo River and has caused controversy with downstream India.
In April 2009, China’s Gezhouba Group was awarded a $167 million contract for the Zangmu Hydropower Project. According to the company, the contract is for the design and construction of the dam along with its power house. The project will require 3,400,000 m3 (4,450,000 cu yd) of concrete and 8 million tons of aggregate. Specifications for the dam are uncertain as China has not shared much information. As the Brahmaputra River flows into India and Bangladesh, China’s plans to construct a dam on the river are not without controversy. Reportedly, China had previously denied that they were constructing a dam on the Brahmaputra River, even after the contract was awarded. In April 2010, Yang Jiechi, their Foreign Minister, officially revealed that they were in fact constructing the Zangmu Dam on the river. China has assured India that the dam is “a small project which will not have any impact on the river’s downstream flow into North-East India.” Indian officials such as the Arunachal Pradesh Power Minister Jabron Gamlin express that “China’s constructing a dam is a cause of concern for us, but we are not certain how big this dam is and what affect it would have on people living downstream”.
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