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Hydro-power resumed in Tibet, one year after Nepal quake
By:Xinhua
update:June 20,2016
LHASA, June 20, 2016 -- Two hydro-power generators are turning again in the border county of Gyirong, southwest China's Tibet, one year after they were damaged in the 7.5-magnitude quake that struck Nepal.
 
The two generators provide electricity enough for household use for 10,000 people in 25 villages.
 
Two other generators in the power plant are expected to be repaired this year, said Ta Qing, a county official.
 
The devastating quake on April 25, last year, which claimed heavy casualties in Nepal, also left 26 dead in Tibet. The tremors triggered landslides on both sides of the border cutting off electricity, road transport and telecommunications.
 
The Gyirong Power Station, installed with a capacity of 4,000 kilowatt, was built in 2013 to satisfy the power use in the county and the customs. The plant was built to end local residents' dependence on wood for fuel.
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