You probably know China is building some pretty amazing things, so today; we wanted to talk about the top 5 awesome mega projects in China! Here are our picks for coolest mega project! Be sure to subscribe and tell us which project you like best!
Top 5: PingTang Radio Telescope
The world’s largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life.
That’s right; China could be the first country to find E.T. thanks to this mega project. Measuring 500 meters in diameter, the radio telescope is nestled in a natural basin in southern Guizhou province.
It took five years and $180 million US dollars to complete. This will allow China to ‘see’ further into our universe and possibly uncover new mysteries about life.
Top 4: Xiongan New Area
You probably haven’t heard much about this yet, because it is a new mega project that started in 2017.
The Xiongan New Area is a new national special economic zone, just outside of Beijing, that will focus on innovation and economic growth. It will operate as a new growth center for the country’s economy, and also aims to curb urban sprawl, bridge growth disparities and protect ecology.
Top 3: New Beijing Airport
With Xiongan New Area being developed and Beijing Capital airport already running at full capacity, our number 3 mega project in China is the new Beijing Airport.
The Beijing Daxing International Airport is expected to be completed in 2019 and it will be the largest airport in the world.
The new airport, which was designed by Netherlands Airport Consultants, is expected to cost around 80 billion yuan ($13.1 billion). This mega project is expected to ease traffic at the Beijing Capital Airport and help serve the air transportation needs of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
Top 2: China–Pakistan Economic Corridor
This mega project is a little controversial, but it is still being developed. The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor is a collection of infrastructure projects currently under construction throughout Pakistan and western China.
Originally valued at $46 billion, the CPEC project is now worth $ 62 billion USD. The project aims to connect Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan to China’s northwestern autonomous region of Xinjiang, via a network of highways, railways and pipelines to transport oil and gas.
The economic corridor is considered central to China–Pakistan relations and will run about 3,000 km. The project also aims to improve intelligence sharing between the countries. This is a strong step forward for China-Pakistan relations and will result in the creation of upwards of 2.3 million jobs between 2015–2030.
Top 1: Jing-Jin-Ji region
If you haven’t heard of this project yet, then prepare to be blown away. This project aims to combine Beijing and Tianjin municipalities and Hebei Province into one mega region.
The scale of China’s mega region ambition is nothing if not massive. The Jing-Jin-Ji mega region alone will contain over 130 million inhabitants, more than the population of Japan, and will cover 212,000 square kilometers, which is roughly 87% of the total area of the UK.
China is about to build the largest city in human history and it is planning to complete major parts by 2050. If you are not impressed by this mega project then nothing will impress you!
Did we miss any mega projects that you think are awesome? Currently, China is building bridges, skyscrapers, High-Speed Rails, and a variety of other mega projects, our list reflects the ones we think are the coolest.
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