China to expand South-North mega water project
One of the largest water diversion projects in history is set to be expanded in China.
The South-to-North Water Diversion Project takes water from the flood-prone south and transfers it to the dry, thirsty north of China.
While a total of 30 billion cubic meters of water have already been transferred in the five years since it started, the project will be expanded, according to Bloomberg.
Jiang Xuguang, vice minister of the Ministry of Water Resources reportedly told the press that the country aims to double the capacity of the project.
According to Bloomberg, phase two of the project will cover the eastern and middle routes, with the former having its annual capacity raised from 8.7 billion cubic metres to 16.5 billion cubic metres.