China To Spend $2.8 Billion Flattening 700 Mountains To Create New Mega-City
The Chinese government is flattening 700 mountains in order to build a new mega-city, at a whopping cost of $2.8 billion.
In what is being billed as the largest “mountain-moving project” in Chinese history, one of China’s biggest construction firms will spend the massive dollar amount on fattening 700 mountains near Lanzhou, allowing a new sprawling metropolis to be built.
The project will be China’s fifth “state-level development zone” and the first in the country’s rapidly developing interior, according to state media reports.
Others include Shanghai’s Pudong and Tianjin’s Binhai, home to a half-built, 120-building replica of Manhattan.
China’s state council, its highest administrative authority, approved the Lanzhou project in August.
The first stage of the mountain-flattening initiative began in late October, and will allow a city of ten square miles to be built.
Moving mountains, once an impossibility, has become commonplace in China.
Jordan Shepherd | Elite.