Middle route of China’s mega diversion project moves over 40b cubic meters of water

As of 8 am July 19, the middle route of China’s South-to-North Water Diversion Project has transferred more than 40 billion cubic meters of water to the country’s arid north, official data showed.

Since its launch in December 2014, the middle route has directly benefited 79 million people and has emerged as the key water source for large and medium-sized cities along the route running through Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Henan.

About 13 million residents in Beijing benefit from this project, which provides more than 70 percent of the water supply in the city’s main urban areas.

Source: World Trade Times