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China's Three Gorges Project is the largest water conservation project in the world. Taking the total amount of concrete work as one example, the Three Gorges Project totals 26.43 million cubic meters, 2.5 times the figure for the Gezhouba Barrage project and twice that of the Itaipu project in Brazil, which is currently the largest water conservation projects in the world.

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The world eye-catching project of water diversion from south to north along the middle of China is going to be kicked off in full the coming October. The project of great magnificence will alleviate in an effective way the present shortage of water resources and ecological deterioration in Beijing, Tianjin and the north China region. Meanwhile it also plays a role in getting Xiangfan, a renowned historical and cultural city in the middle of the Han River closely connected with the municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin.

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