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Construction of dam in China opposed in Arunachal

The ruling Congress in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday said it was opposed to construction of a dam by China in the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra river.



Itanagar: The ruling Congress in
Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday said it was opposed to construction of
a dam by China in the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra river.

Pradesh Congress Chief Nabam Tuki said construction of
of the dam by the Chinese at Zangmu would be opposed despite
Chinese assurances to External Affairs minister S M Krishna,
as the Siang Valley in the state had suffered a great deal
during a flash flood in 2001.

The Centre has also constituted a technical committee
with members of the Central Water Commission to study the
possible impact of reported move by the Chinese to divert
water from the river, Tuki told a press conference here and
reiterated that Arunachalees had nothing in common with the
Chinese who lay claim to the state.

On the demand for resignation of Union Environment
Minister Jairam Ramesh for advocating Chinese investments in
mega hydro power projects in Arunachal, Tuki said the high
command and the PM were dealing with Ramesh. "We will accept
whatever decision they take."

Tuki, who is also the PWD and Urban Development
minister, said the implementation of the PM`s package was
progressing well and the work on a green field airport here
would start this year, while construction of a railway line
was on.

PTI

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