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China prepares to relocate 300,000 more over dam

AFP , BEIJING

China has announced it will relocate around 300,000 more people than planned to make way for the Three Gorges Dam, bringing the total number to more than 1.4 million.

China had expected to resettle 1.13 million people, but that figure has already been surpassed, well before the project goes into full operation in 2008, Xinhua news agency said in a report late on Sunday night.

The number of people forced to leave their homes is expected to top 1.4 million people, Xinhua cited the head of the construction committee as saying.

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