China has unveiled anastonishing man-made waterfall measuring 1,300ft wide that is designed to helpprovide water during emergencies.
The structure in thecity of Kunming in Yunnan province took three years to construct and cost1.1billion Chinese Yuan (￡114million).
Finished last year,members of the public applauded when it was unveiled and it has been hailed asa new landmark for south-west China.
The waterfall is ableto divert around 300,000 cubic metres (10.6million cubic feet) of water from thelocal Niulan River into Dianchi Lake.
It is said to havebeen built in preparation for potential water shortages, in a country where 60per cent of underground water is polluted.
Water quality is ahuge problem for China, with many people in urban areas boiling their water orbuying it bottled to ensure it is safe.
Dave McLeod, GB,United Kingdom, 15 hours ago
Great piece ofengineering.
philiponfire,currently in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 12 hours ago
Nice dig at Chinaagain. so China has polluted water not good but so does the US Europe Australiaand just about every other industrialised country. nearly 50% of americanrivers and lakes are unfit to swim in or eat the fish never mind using thewater for drinking
The Awkward Squad,Worst Rated Section, United Kingdom, 11 hours ago
They now own and runour atomic energy, would they please come and build us some flood defences? Ourcountry is run by small minded bean counters who do not value people, property,or engineering.
Oneball67, Edenbridge,United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
That is prettyimpressive
The Non Profit,London, 12 hours ago