Help paraphrasing a Paragraph?

by admin on July 13, 2012

Question by Hfghfgj J: Help paraphrasing a Paragraph?
I need some help paraphrasing the following paragraph. Any help would be greatly appreciated:

The project is located in Sandouping, Yichang, Hubei province. The functions of the dam will be to 
generate power with capacity of 18.2 kilowatts, flood control and 
improved navigation. The process of building the dam started in 1993 (Yangtze river diverted), and is still occurring today (entire project should be complete in 2009-2011). Though the building of the Three Gorges Dam is a great idea, there is some controversy. Certain news agencies and organizations 
think that the dam will create an estimated 2 million refugees, and it 
will put to threat human health. It will also flood homes and many cultural sites. Moreover, people also suggest that warnings given by project critics are being 
ignored. It is also reported that the project has resulted in the 
captivity, aggravation and restriction of citizens whose views are 
against those of the officials. A lot of corruption is also reportedly 
involved in the project. This is not good for the people who live in the general area of the construction site, and it does not help China’s economy (and tourists would not want to travel to China because it is seen as being unsafe with the construction occurring).

Best answer:

Answer by Michelle
Just a few changes, really. Also, take note of the question about the use of the word “aggravation” part way through.

The project is located in Sandouping, Yichang, Hubei province. The function of the dam will be to generate power with capacity of 18.2 kilowatts, flood control and
improved navigation. The process of building the dam started in 1993 (Yangtze river diverted) and is still occurring today. (The entire project should be complete in 2009-2011.)

Though the building of the Three Gorges Dam is a great idea, there is some controversy. Certain news agencies and organizations maintain that the dam will create an estimated 2 million refugees, and it will threaten human health. They also maintain that it will flood homes and many cultural sites. Moreover, people also suggest that warnings given by project critics are being 
ignored. It is also reported that the project has resulted in the captivity, aggravation (aggravation seems like a very mild tern to use here…?), and restriction of citizens whose views are contrary to those of the officials. A lot of corruption is also reportedly going on with regards to the project. This is not good for the people who live in the general area of the construction site, and it does not help China’s economy, as tourists do not want to travel to China because it is seen as being unsafe with the construction occurring.

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