Villagers fear landslides as chinas huge dam swells rivers
A Chinese billionaire has threatened to sink the China’s largest dam unless there is “clean water”.
But with the country’s rivers swollen by China’s huge water-intensive agriculture and construction projects, the “warped rivers” that threaten to flood the capital’s riverside were an unexpe우리카지노cted surprise.
According to the People’s Daily, Yan Zhizhong, a businessman and one of the richest men in China, threatened to flood the two large rivers in the city of Jingzhou, west of Wuhan on Monday unless the dam was completely removed.
The $300bn dam is China’s largest ever. The dam’s designers are also responsible for the damming of an estimated 200 smaller rivers across eastern and southern China.
It had been hoped that the water level of the Chinatong river and the Tianhai, which is adjacent to it, would have improved after the dam was completed but in fact they have risen by as much as 6ft (1metre) to avoid flooding the rivers.
Lai Peibai, a spokesperson for China’s Department of Energy, told the state news agency Xinhua that the flood risk was “no more than a few metres”, but a flood warning had been issued because of the recent high temperatures, 바카라사이트and “we can’t take responsibility”.
Yan is China’s richest man with an estimated $14bn worth of assets and he is the co-founder of one of China’s leading construction companies. He said the China’s damming of small and intermediate rivers “is not the answer to the urgent problems in th바카라사이트e country’s water supply”.
Lai has been criticised for investing too much money in the construction of dams and said that “China does not face serious problems” but had to deal with the increasing amount of water flowing out through the country’s extensive water-intensive agriculture, especially in its north where irrigation methods have been reduced.
A few local rivers have already overflowed causing flooding in recent years but experts said it would be difficult to stop the massive new construction work that is expected to commence across the country.