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New Expansion Of China's South-North Water Transfer Project

BEIJING

China will expand a massive project that diverts water from the Yangtze River Basin to the drought-prone north this year, making the Xiong'an New Area in Hebei province one of the new beneficiaries.Almost 9.5 billion cubic meters of water was diverted through the South-North Water Diversion Project last year, taking the total amount diverted to more than 40 billion cubic meters, Jiang Xuguang, chairman of South-North Water Diversion Group, told the company's annual work conference on Friday. During a tour of the construction site in late January, Zhang Guohua, head of the new area's management committee, referred to the reservoir project as Xiong'an's "water source" and "energy station".

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