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South-to-North Water Diversion Project

Eventual Diverted Volume

44.8 billion cubic metres per year

Eastern Route

14.8 billion cubic metres per year

Central Route

13.0 billion cubic metres per year

Western Route

17.0 billion cubic metres per year

Diversion Extent

Eastern Route

1,156km

Central Route

1,267km

Western Route

1,300km (estimated)

Project Cost

$62bn

Project First Proposed

1952

Formal Adoption

August 2002

Construction Began

December 2002 (Eastern Route); December 2003 (Central Route)

Eastern Line Sustainable Management Investigation Completed

2006

Beijing Scheduled for Supply

2008

Western Route Construction Scheduled

2014

Eastern Route Construction Scheduled

2013

Estimated Final Completion

2050

Client

South-to-North Water Transfer Project Company

Pre-project Construction

Hanjiang Water Resources and Hydropower

Project Management

State Development and Planning Commission; Ministry of Water Resources; Ministry of Construction; State Environment Protection Administration; China International Engineering Consultant Corporation

Infrastructure Development plans

GCW Consulting

Design and Planning

Haihe Water Resources Commission; Tianjin Hydroelectric Investigation and Design Institute (Eastern Route); Changjiang Water Resources Commission (Middle Route); Yellow River Conservancy Commission (W

Construction

Hanjiang Water Resources and Hydropower (Eastern Route); Danjiangkou Water Resources and Hydroelectric (Middle Route)
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