China denies report of plan to build tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters

Tuesday, October 31 2017

China denies report of plan to build tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters

China denies report of plan to build tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters China denies report of plan to build tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters Source : Last Updated: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 14:21 hrs Beijing : According to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, Chinese engineers had submitted to the government a proposal to build a 1,000-km tunnel to carry water from Tibet to Xinjiang.


The newspaper said the tunnel would divert the Yarlung Tsangpo River in southern Tibet to the Taklimakan desert in Xinjiang. The river downstream is called the Brahmaputra, which joins the Ganges in Bangladesh. The proposed tunnel, which would drop down from the world's highest plateau in multiple sections connected by waterfalls, would "turn Xinjiang into California", a geotechnical engineer said. However, China on Tuesday rejected the media report of planning to build the 1,000-km tunnel to divert the Brahmaputra waters. "This is untrue. This is a false report," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said. "China will continue to attach great importance to the cross-border river cooperation," she added. SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features