Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
keyboard_arrow_down
Login
exit_to_app
Arnabs chats cannot be ignored
access_time 2021-01-18T11:33:12+05:30
Women and girls need to be safe
access_time 2021-01-15T15:08:45+05:30
Another Trump impeachment
access_time 2021-01-15T11:16:29+05:30
Covid 19 spread
access_time 2021-01-14T15:40:30+05:30
DEEP READAll arrow_drop_down
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightWorldchevron_rightChina denies report of ...

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

text_fields
bookmark_border
China denies report of plan to build tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters to Xinjiang
cancel

Beijing: China on Tuesday rejected as “false and untrue” a media report that it was planning to build a 1,000- km long tunnel to divert water from the Brahmaputra river in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh to the parched Xinjiang region.

Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post on Monday said Chinese engineers were testing techniques that could be used to build the tunnel, the world’s longest.

“This is untrue. This is a false report,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing when asked about the report.

China will continue to attach great importance to cross- border river cooperation, she said.

According to the report, the proposed tunnel, which would drop down from the world’s highest plateau in multiple sections connected by waterfalls, would provide water in China’s largest administrative division, comprising vast swathes of deserts and dry grasslands.

The water would be diverted from the Yarlung Tsangpo river in southern Tibet, which turns into the Brahmaputra once it enters India, to the Taklamakan desert in Xinjiang, the report had said.

India as riparian state has already flagged its concerns to China about various dams being built by it on the Brahmaputra river.

Beijing has been assuring India and Bangladesh that its dams were not designed to storing water.

Show Full Article
TAGS:
Next Story