China plant einen Mega-Damm am Brahmaputra
January 11, 2021 -
Chinas Regierung plant den Bau eines "Super Damms" über ein Teilstück des Brahmaputra, das als Yarlung Tsangpro bekannt ist. Einwände gibt es wegen eventueller Nachteile für den Unterlauf des Stromes in Indien und Bangladesch.
The dam is projected to be built in Tibet, along a bend in the river in the vicinity of the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing claims as South Tibet. It could generate up to 60 gigawatts of power, according to Chinese state media reports – nearly three times the size of China’s Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze river, the world’s biggest, according to Voice of America.
The power generated would help Beijing meet its clean energy goals and strengthen water security, according to Yan Zhiyong, chairman of the Power Construction Corporation of China, who has called the project a “historic opportunity.”
Military experts in New Delhi, however, underline what they see as serious security ramifications for India of a megadam close to a contested border, VOA said.