China has proposed a mammoth new tunnel project to boost its food production by carrying water from the Three Gorges Dam to Beijing, the South China Morning Post reported.
The Yinjiangbuhan tunnel would take an estimated 10 years to complete and cost $8.9 billion, the report said. Water would be moved from the Three Gorges to the Han River via a 1,400km open canal, it added, and would potentially lift food production by as much as 540 tonnes, proponents say.
Read the full report: South China Morning Post
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