BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The first generation unit of the Hongshiyan barrier dam comprehensive water conservancy project in southwest China's Yunnan Province started operation recently after nearly six years of construction.
Located in the Hongshiyan landslide dam triggered by an earthquake near Ludian county in Zhaotong, a prefecture-level city of Yunnan, the project is the World's first barrier dam comprehensive water conservancy project.
The project integrates flood control, water supply, irrigation, power generation and other functions, and was successfully gated to store water in December 2019.
With a total water storage capacity of 185 million cubic meters, the project can meet the water needs of 80,800 people and the irrigation needs of 66,200 mu (about 44.13 million square meters) farmlands.
Besides, with a total installed capacity of 201,000 kilowatts, it can generate 800 million kWh of electricity annually.
The project was designed by PowerChina Kunming Engineering Corporation Limited, and constructed by Sinohydro Foundation Engineering Co., Ltd., Sinohydro Bureau 14 Co., Ltd., and Sinohydro Bureau 7 Co., Ltd., all member companies of Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina).
. (Edited by Gu Shanshan with Xinhua Silk Road, email@example.com)