China Star

Sunday, November 26, 2006


This is another view of the locks at the Three Gorges Dam. To use the locks, there is no charge, however if you use the ship elevator, there is. Every 24 hours, the ship lock changes direction. Our guide Vivie told us that her Motherland, China will be the biggest and most powerful country in the world due to this project. Our other guides downplayed the need for power and stressed the importance of flood control. 60% of China's power comes from coal, and when this project is completed, their pollution problem will be improved. Not far from this site a resort and golf course will be constructed. Photo by Alida Posted by Picasa


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