Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- The giant power plant, which the Chinese government plans to build in Tibet, the autonomous region of China, has been met with concern from environmentalists as well as India.
With this project planned by the Beijing administration, it is planned to generate 3 times more electricity than the production capacity of the Three Gorges hydroelectric power plant in Hubei province, which is the largest concrete structure in the world.
With a total width of 2,335 meters and a height of 181 meters, The Three Gorges is also the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world.
The project aims to establish the waterway from the Himalayas along the Brahmaputra River before reaching India and spilling the water onto Indian territories.
The planned waterway is the longest and deepest canyon in the world with an altitude of 1,500 meters.
The project, planned to be located in the Tibetan city of Medog, is projected to generate 300 billion kilowatts of electricity each year, more than the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in central China.
The project was shared and approved in China's 14th five-year plan (National Economic and Social Development Plan), announced last March, but the government will still make the final decision.