Dam Project Could Mean Conflict for India, China

22 Oct 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

— India and China, already involved in a long-standing boundary dispute, could become embroiled in a row over water if China goes ahead with a major dam project. The 2,906-kilometer-long Brahmaputra River, known in China as the Tsangpo, is one of Asia's largest rivers. Its first stretch of 1,625 kilometers traverses China's Tibet region, while the next 918 kilometers runs through northeastern India and the remaining 363 kilometers through neighboring Bangladesh before it flows into the Bay of Bengal. China plans to construct one of the world's biggest dams on the river, to produce electricity and divert water to its parched northwest and northeast territories...

Request Subscription

SUBSCRIBE FREE to "The Water Diplomat" (monthly), or try the OOSKAnews International Water Weekly (paid subscription)