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The dam cost over thirty billion dollars to construct, and is the biggest hydro-generating power plant in the world, producing over eighteen thousand megawatts of electricity. The project has occupied a vast area. The dam has been very important, as it has enabled the country to produce the much-needed energy for economic advancement benefiting even the interiors of the country. The river on which it is built has also become more navigable enabling more shipping activities to be carried out and thus boosting economic development. The dam massive electricity production has drastically reduced coal consumption in the country and consequently reduced green house gases emission. Reduction of coal consumption has been hailed as economically and environmental friendly (Yuefang & Shawn 26).