Over 1 million Ships Have Passed Through The Three Gorges Dam In Last Two Decades

Credits: Zheng Jiayu/Xinhua

The Three Gorges Navigation said on Tuesday that “A total of a million ships have passed through the Three Gorges Dam since it opened to traffic in June 2003.”

Boosted transportation

In the past two decades, the total cargo throughput via the ship locks has exceeded 1.936 billion tonnes. It has significantly boosted transportation efficiency on the river, providing robust support for the safe and smooth navigation of the Yangtze River.

Features of The Three Gorges Project

The Three Gorges project is a multi-functional water-control system consisting of a 2,309-meter-long and 185-meter-high dam, with five-tier ship locks on the north and south sides and 34 turbo-generators with a combined generating capacity of 22.5 million kilowatts.

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