Alexey Chapapote: Alexander Natruskin / RIA Novosti
The government was asked to consider the water pipeline project from Russia to China, which could become the largest in the world. With such request in the Russian Cabinet has asked the state Duma Deputy Alexei chepa, writes owned by Grigory Berezkin the RBC with reference to a copy of his treatment.
According to the Agency, please Chepy develop in a number of ministries and departments, including the Ministry of economic development, Ministry of environment, Ministry of agriculture, Ministry of foreign Affairs, Rosvodresursy, as well as in the government of the Altai territory.
It is noted that the Deputy made a proposal after the round table “Economic integration of Russia, Kazakhstan and China: prospects and strategic projects”, which was held in April. In particular, it discussed Chinese project to improve the efficiency of water use in China and in the border areas of Russia and Kazakhstan. Part of this initiative is the construction of cross-border water pipeline from the Altai region in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region of China.
“Such projects can be more interesting than the oil trade. It will still have to examine the experts, but hopefully the project will be implemented,” said chepa.
Project water main has invited the Chinese Society exchanges and cooperation between Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and China. It should pass from Russia through Kazakhstan to Western China. Its length will be 1.2-1.5 thousand kilometers. According to the initiative, the first phase to 2026 it is anticipated the construction stage pipeline, and a network of distribution pipes. The second stage will last till 2040 — it will built the second phase of the water main, and implemented projects to improve efficiency of water use. The volume of investments in the project may reach 88 billion, experts say.
Representatives of the Chinese party justified the need for the implementation of the project that China suffers from water shortage. In Kazakhstan, he is not there, however, can be a problem by 2040. While Altai Krai, on the contrary, suffers from spring floods. In particular, in 2018 in the region was the largest in 35 years, the flood damage from the first wave of flooding is estimated at no less than 400 million rubles. The number of victims has exceeded 18 thousand people.
In April, a wave of protests in Russia has caused the construction of a plant for bottling of bottled drinking water on the lake. The company was supposed to appear in the village of Kultuk, Irkutsk region by 2021. The main investor of the construction was Gazinskaya water company, which is registered in the Chinese province of Heilongjiang. After protests the construction of the plant was suspended by the court. Petition against the project has garnered over one million signatures.
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