China to EVICT 330,000 people for water project
May 24th, 2009 in Breaking News, Civilian Control
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BEIJING (AFP) – About 330,000 people in central China are to be evicted from their homes to make way for a reservoir that will form part of a massive water diversion project, state media said Sunday.

More than two-thirds of the people in Hubei and Henan provinces would be relocated to about 50 nearby counties and cities, the official Xinhua news agency quoted Zhang Jiyao, head of the project, as saying.

Zhang did not say where the remaining 100,000 would be placed to make way for the Danjiangkou Reservoir, part of the multi-billion-dollar North-South Water Diversion Project.

The project aims to bring water from the nation’s longest river, the Yangtze, to the parched north of the country, which is plagued by droughts.

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