SHANGHAI – Some 100,000 more people have moved from the Three Gorges Dam in China due to the risk of soil and the banks collapse around hydroelectric reservoirs of the world’s largest.
Some official media report posted on government website yesterday quoted an official from the Ministry of Land Resources, Liu Yuan as telling, the number of landslides and other disasters increased 70 percent in the Three Gorges.
The increase was, he said, occurred after the water levels in hydro-electric dam was increased by 70 percent since 2010.
More than 1.3 million people have been transferred due to the mega projects built on the Yangtze River in the province in central China Hube.
Three Gorges Dam, which opened in 2008, built at a cost of U.S. $ 26 billion (RM79.7 billion).