Three Gorges Dam caused ‘host of ills’

China’s Three Gorges Dam has caused a host of ills that must be “urgently” addressed, the government has said, in a rare admission of problems in a project it has long praised as a world wonder.

The State Council, or cabinet, acknowledged the environmental, social and geological problems in a statement issued late Wednesday after a meeting on the hydroelectric project’s future presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao.

“While the Three Gorges project has brought great and comprehensive benefits, there are problems that must be urgently resolved in the smooth relocation of residents, ecological protection and preventing geological disasters,” it said.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/237839/china-admits-three-gorges-dam-caused-host-of-ills

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