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Chi to dredge section of Yangtze river

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Beijing, Feb 15: Chi will dredge a middle section of the Yangtze to improve water flow in the country’s longest river. The tiol Development and Reform Commission will fully fince the $635 million project, making a 386.5 km-long waterway on the river suitable for heavy freight liners, Xinhua news reported. Under the plan, by 2019 the waterway between Wuhan — capital of central Chi’s Hubei Province — and Anqing City in east Chi’s Anhui Province will be dredged to reach a minimum depth of 6 meters and 200 meters in width to allow 10,000-tonne ships to travel from the estuary to the river’s middle reaches in Wuhan, and 5,000-tonne ships to go further inland to Yichang City in Hubei Province. Chi issued a guideline for the green development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt in 2017. (IANS)

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