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The Dongxing ReserVoir aund Hy dro-Electric Station ------
A Result of Sino- Vietnamese Friendship
TheDongxingreservoirand hydro-electric station were comp]etedin 1963. They
are able to generate 824 watts of electricity andto supply irrigation water for oVer 35 , 000
nu of land that haVe been made arab]e in the Iangping Peop]e"s Commune of the
Dongxing minority groups" (Dongxing) Autonomous County of Guangdong Province.
The construction of thereservoirand hydroelectricstationisaVictorious
accomplishment made possib]e because people of different nationalities such as the Vu,
Dong, and Qing haVe workedvigorously and self—re]iantly.under the guidance of the
"Three RedFlags." i̅ i̅ i̅
A gricultua] productioninthatautonomouscountyhasincreaseda]otasaresult
of the successful completion of the construction of the reservoir and hl) dro-electric
station. In 1963 , when construction of the reservoir was nearly completed, it helped in the
struggle to prevent drought damage to the early—ripening rice crops, andbecauseofthis,
oVer 20 , 000 mu were not harnled by drought. Moreover, it enabled new fields to be
opened, increasing rice production by 34 co.
Simi]arly, before the construction of the hydro-electricstation, insufficient
electric power in Dongxing town caused lights to be dim and the use ofradios difficult.
Now, notonlyistheresufficientelectricityforDongxing, butthereisalsoenoughto
supply Mong Cai city and district in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
On the day when they actual]y began to transmit electricity from Dongxing
station, a festive moodprevai]ed along the Sino—Vietnamese Friendship Bridge spanning
the Pelum RiVerwhich flowsbetweenDongxing andMongcai city. Mu]tico]oredflags
flutteredin the windand the sound or drums and gongs fl]led the air. As soon as the
workers of the hydo-electricstation startedthe generator, electric current amVed Via