China operationalises biggest dam on Brahmaputra in Tibet
BEIJING: China on Tuesday operationalised the USD 1.5 billion Zam Hydropower Station, the largest in Tibet, built on the Brahmaputra river, which has raised concerns in India over the likelihood of disrupting water supplies.
All six of the station’s units were incorporated into the power grid on Tuesday, the China Gezhouba Group, a major hydropower contractor based in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province in central China told state-run Xinhua news agency.
Located in the Gyaca County, Shannan Prefecture, the Zam Hydropower Station also known as Zangmu Hydropower Station, harnesses the rich water resources of Brahmaputra known in Tibet as Yarlung Zangbo River, a major river which flows through Tibet into India and later into Bangladesh.
The dam, considered to be the world’s highest-altitude hydropower station and the largest of its kind, will produce 2.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity a year.
Yet another gigantic diplomatic failure by BJP regime! What a shame!
we should give due attention to this problem and lodge our protest and we should approach to uno for this matter
this proves that china is stronger then india
Chinese can never be Bhai Bhai. They are little back stabbers so be wary of them.
Here China builds a dam to produce 2.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electric energy in a sustainable program
our Modiji continues to be obsessed with Facebook and leading our youth to spending more wasteful hours online
India should not lament on China’s progress. It is a engineering feat indeed. India has failed to build proper roads to Himalayan border areas wheras China has made state of art transportation system all across Tibet.
Rhythm Of Life
It is a failure of Indian foreign policy, specially the Cong. Now the flood and water needs in N-E India will be controlled by China only.
What can India do? Nothing, I guess!
what our intelligence team is doing while constructing the dam…sleeping at that time and crying now…there is no use…
satish babu s
China says the dam won’t affect India. By the way who is ready to believe the words of China?? they are never trustable…
We need to counter attack such situations by building dams to avoid floods due to Chinese policies..
This dam is “A water bomb in the hand of China”, however if the release of water is regulated correctly it can minimise recurrent flood in Assam
Ravi K Gupta
what remedy is available for India?