Tibetan mega-dam begins operation

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BEIJING: China has begun generating electricity from Tibet’s biggest ever hydropower project, state-run media reported, the latest dam development on Himalayan rivers that has prompted concern in neighboring India. The first generating unit of the 9.6 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) Zangmu Hydropower Station, which stands more than 3,300 meters above sea level, went into operation on Sunday, China’s official Xinhua news agency said.

AFP

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