China to build hydropower project on Brahmaputra river in Tibet

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China is set to construct a hydropower project on the Brahmaputra river (also known as Yarlung Tsangpo) in Tibet as a company has offered this proposal for formulating the 14th Five-Year Plan.

The Power Construction Corp of China (POWERCHINA) stated the project could serve to maintain water resources and China’s national security, Chinese official media Global Times reported.

It must be mentioned here that the trans-boundary river which flows through Tibet, India and Bangladesh has the richest water resources in Tibet, about 80 million kilowatt-hours.

According to the news report, the 60 million kWh hydropower exploitation of the upper stream of the Brahmaputra River could give over 300 billion kWh of clean, renewable and zero-carbon electricity each year.