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The Baoying Pumping Station in Yangzhou in China's eastern Jiangsu province is one of more than 30 pumping stations to be constructed in the province as part of China's ambitious South-North Water Diversion Project. Claro Cortes/Reuters China's biggest hydro-engineering project – the £39bn South-North Water Diversion Project, is so contaminated by pollution despite the construction of more than 400 expensive treatment plants that water remains barely usable even after treatment, reports revealed this week. The South-North Water Diversion Project , is a hugely ambitious, 50-year project that aims to solve the country's worsening drought problems with three giant channels that will divert part of the Yangtze river towards the thirsty cities and factories around Beijing.
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