UNITED NATIONS, June 13 (Xinhua) -- The Nestor Kirchner-Jorge Cepernic hydropower complex jointly built by China and Argentina will increase Argentina's total installed power capacity by 6.5 percent, a Chinese envoy said Wednesday.
Upon completion, the 1,740-megawatt project will have an annual generation capacity of 4.95 billion kwh and create 20,000 jobs, said Ma Zhaoxu, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, at a high-level symposium on the Chinese initiative at the UN headquarters.
Belo Monte Dam is the second largest hydropower project in Brazil, with installed capacity of 11,000 megawatt. With the introduction of China's ultra-high voltage power transmission technology, clean energy is being transmitted in large volume with low loss, all the way from the north to the southeast of Brazil, he said.
This environment-friendly project has not only boosted the development of the electricity sector and the raw material industry, but also provided green energy for economic and social development in Brazil, said Ma.