China Plans to Import Russian Water by the Tanker Load
We’re entering a time where water is becoming scarce in certain parts of the world.
This is just another example of countries running low on clean water. As time goes on, we’re going to see an ever-increasing demand for clean, drinkable, water.
Russia has long been characterized as an exporter of oil and gas but it may just have found a new export item: drinking water.
A Chinese firm, as yet unnamed, plans to supply water from the Russian Far East to southern provinces of the People’s Republic. The company’s plans are reportedly under discussion by regional authorities in Russia.
“This will be a pilot project for the transportation of drinking water in bulk,” said Rustam Temirgaliyev, a representative of the Chinese firm eyeing the project, at a meeting with the governor of Kamchatka, Vladimir Ilyukhin. “We can call it a pilot, because nowhere else in the world was this previously done.”
It is feasible, Temirgaliyev insisted. “There are many technical nuances, but nevertheless, the Chinese side has received confirmation of project financing.”
A Chinese province may join as an investor in partnership with a Russian holding company, AO Globalnaya Bezopasnost.
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