The Water Diversion Project from the Luanhe River to Tianjin starts operation on Sept 11, 1983. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
Water Diversion Project from Luanhe River to Tianjin goes into operation on Sept 11, 1983
The Water Diversion Project from the Luanhe River to Tianjin went into operation on Sept 11, 1983, ending the city's reliance on the salty Haihe River for drinking water.
As a major national project, the project was the largest comprehensive urban water transfer project since the founding of the People's Republic of China.
It included 215 sections and featured an entire system of water diversion, storage, cleaning and allocation.
More than 100,000 staffs at the Railway Engineering Corps, the predecessor of China Railway Construction Corporation Limited, contributed to the project.
To dig through the 11.41-kilometer impounding tunnel, a series of innovative technologies were developed during construction.
The problem of civil water shortage in Tianjin was solved when the project started operation, which improved people's lives and promoted the development of agriculture and industry.
(Executive editor: Zhang Tianyuan)