China blocks tributary of Brahmaputra in Tibet to build dam

21damnews646s5f65sfChina has blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra river in Tibet as part of the construction of its

“most expensive” hydro project which could cause concern in India as it may impact water flows into the lower riparian countries.

The Lalho project on Xiabuqu river, a tributary of Yarlung Zangbo (the Tibetan name for Brahmaputra), in Xigaze in Tibet involves an investment of 4.95 billion yuan ($740 million), Zhang Yunbao, head of the project’s administration bureau was quoted as saying by Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency today.