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.
GV TO VIEW EXTERIOR: Dam and Water gushing through overspill (two shots)
GV TILT UP Pylons and terminal installation
SV PULL BACK TO GV INTERIOR Turbine turning and technician inspecting turbines (three shots)
CU and PAN UP Spinning turbine
GV and SV Control room (two shots)
SV PAN Girl watches circuit board and equipment (two shots)
SV TILT UP TO GV Exterior power station
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Background: 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.