The criticism of the Three Gorges project is unwarranted. The poor too are capable of managing modern technology.
China’s mighty Yangtze river has been tamed. The wall that now spans the river marks the beginning of the end of the Three Gorges project. It is the largest construction mankind has undertaken since the Great Wall of China. Like its Indian counterpart, the Sardar Sarovar dam on the Narmada, this fantastic achievement has been dogged by controversy and criticism at home and abroad. Such criticisms derive from a narrow understanding of Asian society and culture. A deeper understanding of history can correct these misperceptions.
Saturday, June 03, 2006
BAIJI DOLPHINS - Taming the wild waters
Here's Deep K. Datta-Ray in the Telegraph of Calcutta India with an article on the west's perception of the poor's ability to manage modern technology and projects such as the Three Gorges Dam.