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On July 7, CCTV reported that the construction of the main route of the South-North Water Diversion project has begun in Danjiangkou Town, Hubei Province. This project aims to divert water from the Yangtze river from the Three Gorges Dam into the Han Jiang River – a major tributary of the Yangtze.
This project will bring a huge volume of water from the Yangtze River to the arid regions of northern China through a system of canals, to meet the water demand in industrial and agricultural production. The total investment of the project is estimated at 58.2 billion yuan (more than $8.5 billion), the expected completion time is nine years.