China Flattens 700 Mountains near Lanzhou
When I first saw this story headline, I laughed but with curiosity. It seems the Chinese don't know what to do with their new wealth but to do BIG things, like, build a new metropolitan area near the current one, Lanzhou. But first....
They need to flatten some 700 mountains costing over two billion pounds, the whole project may cost seven billion pounds. It will be the first of many planned for the interior as China grows. China already has Tianjin Binhai, which is a copy of Manhattan! The location of the new city is near the Yellow River and in one of the most polluted areas being a major manufacturing center. China is also creating the longest man made concrete water canal-some 700 miles long from north to south.
Lanzchou has 3.6 million residents. Unlike Lanzchou, the new city will be built in a desert, desolate area. The mountain flattening began in October 2012.
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