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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

China Plans 2 Dams

BEIJING -- China plans to use money generated by the massive Three Gorges dam to build two more hydroelectric plants on the upper reaches of the Yangzte, China's longest river, state media said Monday.

The proposed plants, with a combined installed capacity of 18 million kilowatts, have been approved by the State Development Planning Commission, the Xinhua News Agency said.

The plants will be funded with revenues generated by the Three Gorges dam, the world's largest hydroelectric project, which is to open in 2003.

The Xiluodu plant, to be completed over 12 years at a cost of 110 billion yuan ($13.2 billion), will have an installed capacity of 12 million kilowatts.

Construction of the Xiangjiaba plant, with an installed capacity of 6 million kilowatts, will begin after the Xiluodu project is completed.