China’s new mega tunnel to send water from Three Gorges to BeijingYinjiangbuhan tunnel, connecting to a 1,400km open canal, is expected to tak...

China’s new mega tunnel to send water from Three Gorges to BeijingYinjiangbuhan tunnel, connecting to a 1,400km open canal, is expected to tak...China’s new mega tunnel to send water from Three Gorges to Beijing
Yinjiangbuhan tunnel, connecting to a 1,400km open canal, is expected to take 10 years to build and cost US$8.9 billion
China’s broader infrastructure plan is a move towards boosting food production by as much as 540 million tonnes
Stephen Chen
Stephen Chen in Beijing
+ FOLLOW
Published: 2:30pm, 26 Jul, 2022


Why you can trust SCMP
TOP PICKS


News

Chinese army scrambles fighter jets across Taiwan Strait

3 Aug 2022

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi removes her face mask as she meets Malaysia’s Parliament Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Photo: Handout via AP
News

China set to begin effective Taiwan blockade hours after Pelosi visit ends

4 Aug 2022

The PLA Eastern Theater Command stages joint training exercises on Wednesday morning. Photo: CCTV
Coronavirus

Hong Kong to relax hotel quarantine rule ‘next week at earliest’

4 Aug 2022

Arrivals at Hong Kong’s airport queue to be sent to their hotels for quarantine. Photo: Sam Tsang
News

PLA sends in 100+ warplanes on day 1 of military drills near Taiwan

4 Aug 2022

The PLA launched a series of missiles around Taiwan on Thursday. Photo: Weibo
This Week in Asia

Zelensky seeks talks with China’s Xi to help end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

4 Aug 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes China has the economic levers to pressure Vladimir Putin to end the conflict. Photo: Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP
Lifestyle

‘I was so mad’: young Filipino Hongkongers on racism they face in the city

4 Aug 2022

Participants in Project: “I am…“ (from second left) Marla Enriquez, Ysabelle Limsiaco, Sabrina Man, Kara Limsiaco, Reine Bucoy and Bianca Bautista, with Ray Yumul (left), president of Section Juan, which organised the project, and Miles Sible (right), a member of Section Juan. Photo: Jonathan Wong
News

‘Unworthy father’: man sold mentally disabled daughter as bride 3 times for cash

4 Aug 2022

A Chinese father who married his mentallly ill daughter multiple times to different men for the bride price is arrested. Photo: Handout
News

China scraps meeting with Japanese foreign minister after G7 statement

4 Aug 2022

PLA military helicopters fly past Pingtan island in Fujian province - one of mainland China’s closest points to Taiwan - on Thursday. Photo: AFP
1.3k
37
The planned Yinjiangbuhan tunnel will drain water from the Three Gorges Dam, pictured, to the Han River, a major tributary of the Yangtze. Photo: Xinhua
The planned Yinjiangbuhan tunnel will drain water from the Three Gorges Dam, pictured, to the Han River, a major tributary of the Yangtze. Photo: Xinhua
China has launched a new tunnelling project to send water from the Three Gorges Dam to Beijing as part of a massive infrastructure plan to boost food production and the economy.
The Yinjiangbuhan tunnel will drain water from the Three Gorges – the world’s largest dam – to the Han River, a major tributary of the Yangtze River.
Reaching the Danjiangkou reservoir at the lower reaches of the Han, the water will head north as far as Beijing via the middle line of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, a 1,400km-long (870-mile) open canal.