Wa­ter diver­sion project starts

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION DIGEST -

The South-to-North Wa­ter Diver­sion Project, the world’s big­gest ever, be­gan op­er­a­tion as its east­ern route was re­cently com­pleted. The project, with east­ern, cen­tral and west­ern routes, is de­signed to take wa­ter from China’s long­est river, the Yangtze, to feed North China’s drought­prone ar­eas, in­clud­ing Bei­jing and Tian­jin. The east­ern route, with an in­vest­ment of more than 50 bil­lion yuan ($8.22 mil­lion), goes through Jiangsu, An­hui and Shandong prov­inces and will ben­e­fit about 100 mil­lion peo­ple. in Taizhou has been seized by po­lice, Bei­jing Youth Daily re­ported on Sun­day. The man, named Chen, was re­ported to have paid more than 200,000 yuan ($ 32,900) for the tank and tens of thou­sands of yuan more re­fit­ting it for ral­ly­cross events. The 7-me­ter-long, 2-me­ter-high Type 63A am­phibi­ous light tank, which was made in China, was de­com­mis­sioned and sent for re­cy­cling be­fore be­ing sold to Chen.

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