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World records set by South-to-North Water Diversion Project

China.org.cnUpdated: May 8, 2018

VI. World's largest number of resettlement due to water projects – migrants of the Danjiangkou Dam in the central route

About 345,000 people were resettled due to the elevation project of the Danjiangkou Dam in the project's central route, and the resettlement was mainly completed in 2010-11. In 2011, 190,000 people were resettled, marking a world record in resettlement due to water projects. The two provinces involved, Henan and Hubei, set up migrant relocation headquarters to ensure improved housing, traffic, medical service, and education for resettled people.

Resettled people living in Xichuan county, Henan province.

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