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    The largest hydro-electric power project in Southwest China is nearing completion as the country steps up its efforts to bring power to moral rural areas.

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    The largest hydro-electric power project in Southwest China is nearing completion as the country steps up its efforts to bring power to moral rural areas.

    SYNOPSIS: The Chitzui power project stands on the Tatu River in Leshan, Szechuan Province. Of Chinese design, and built entirely with the country's own resources, this plant is hooked into a major power grid linking Chungkiang, Chengtu and Yipin through a 220,000 volt high tension line. As well as providing electricity, Chitzui will help river navigation and flood prevention, assist irrigation schemes and support a fresh water fishery. It is one of 120 major construction projects in China's current ten-year plan for the development of the national economy. Tests show generators are performing right up to design standards.

    Szechuan Province also has 13 small hydro-electric power stations under construction at present. They are being built in the hilly county of Kanlo and will have a total generating capacity of 4,000 kilowatts. Already seventy percent of communes in the country have electricity, including irrigation pumps which have helped boost grain output by more than sixty percent in eight years. Local industry has also been promised by the schemes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB8MYIPVJL15W85JUV90O1MJ2L
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8MYIPVJL15W85JUV90O1MJ2L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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