Chinese companies have been building a rail bridge over the Pingtan Strait, a dangerous sea area off China’s southeast coast, reports the UK’s Daily Mail.
The 1.67 billion US dollar project stretches over 16 kilometers.
It requires 300,000 tons of steel and 2.66 million tons of cement, which is enough for building eight Burj Khalifa Tower – the world’s tallest sky scraper in Dubai.
The Pingtan Strait is part of the Taiwan Strait. It’s subject to heavy winds and high waves throughout the year. It’s been dubbed “Asia’s Bermuda Triangle” due to a number of mysterious plane and sea disappearances in the area.
Specially designed equipment is being used to build the bridge, including a crane that can withstand typhoon-force winds.
The project began in 2013. It’s due to be finished in 2019.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily
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