China is continuing to develop rapidly, with more people moving from the country into cities every year. The South-North Water Transfer (SNWT) project is needed to prevent a water crisis situation.
The Central route was completed in October, and the Eastern route was finished in 2013. To make way for the project, roughly 330,000 people have been resettled – a common occurrence in China.
Most of China’s industrial activity takes place in the North where water levels are low and people are getting desperate, making the SNWT project imperative for development to continue.
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