Yichang, China - Peoples Republic of
GIRL DISPLACED BY THE THREE GORGES CHINESE DAM PROJECT LEAVES YICHANG.
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A girl and her family, displaced by the Three Gorges Dam project, sits
in a special train leaving Yichang in Hubei province enroute to a new
home in Guangdong province, August 30, 2002. More than 1.13 million
residents in the Three Gorges area along the Yangtze River are being
displaced by the project, which aims to control the country's mighty
Yangtze River and generate electricity. The Three Gorges Dam project is
thought to have cost more than any other single construction project in
China's history, with unofficial estimates of $75 billion or more.
Picture taken August 30, 2002. REUTERS/Guang Niu