Three Gorges Dam socio-economic positives

1. HEP will provide 10% of China's energy needs

2. Increased water levels will:

- increase navigation and trade (3million tons to 50 million tonnes per year)

-cut transport costs by 1/3

3. Tourist attraction

4. Construction jobs

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Socio-economic Positives of 3 Gorges Dam

1. HEP will provide 10% of China's energy needs

2. Increased water levels will:

- increase navigation and trade (3million tons to 50 million tonnes per year)

-cut transport costs by 1/3


3. Tourist attraction


4. Construction jobs

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Socio-economic Negatives of 3 Gorges Dam

1. Over 1.3 million people have had to relocate

2.Project costs more than $26 billion over their budget

3. Yangtze River is contaminated affecting the lives of 50,000 people

4.Loss of cultural heritage as over 1200 sites will be drowned like Fuling

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