Monday, May 13, 2013

108 Giant Chinese Projects That Are Reshaping The World

108 Giant Chinese Projects That Are Reshaping The World

There is an old Chinese saying that goes: If you want to be rich, you must first build roads.
And, boy, have they built some roads: In the past year, we've seen the world's longest sea bridge, the world's longest gas pipeline and a high-speed railway that's left everyone else in the dust literally.
The resultant infrastructure push is incredible. A list of 108 super projects  is floating around Chinese message boards and we picked out the 45 coolest ones to showcase here.
From highways spanning the continent, to the largest wind power base in the world, to a modern Silk Road that links Europe and  India , to new cities in the desert,  China  is showing what it really means to do big things

$102 MILLION: The Pingtang telescope will be the worlds largest radio telescope when completed in 2016

$176 MILLION:  Shanghai  Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory conducts  China 's major scientific projects and is the country's most expensive research facility

$200 MILLION: The  Guangzhou  Opera House is one of the three biggest theaters in  China , designed by architect Zaha Hadid

$368 MILLION: The Hainan power grid project is Chinas first underwater cross sea power grid and will link the southern  island  of  Hainan  to mainland  China

$473 MILLION: The Qinling Tunnel is the longest highway tunnel in  China

$717 MILLION: The Kashgar-Hotan Railway connects all the cities and towns of the southwestern TarimBasin

$760 MILLION:  China  Central TV Headquarters is a loop of six horizontal and vertical sections covering 1,551,837 ft.

$900 MILLION: The Tianhuangping hydroelectric project is the biggest in Asia and plays a vital role in providing power supply in eastern  China

$1.1 BILLION: The  Shanghai   World   Financial   Center  Project is home to the second highest hotel in the world - the Park Hyatt  Shanghai  is on the 79th floor

$1..3 BILLION: The Baltic Pearl Project is  China 's largest foreign development project and consists of residential and commercial properties outside  St. Petersburg, Russia

$1.7 BILLION: The  Wuhan   Tianxingzhou   Yangtze River   Bridge  is a combined road and rail bridge across the Yangtze River in the city of  Wuhan

$1.7 BILLION: The  Nanjing  Metro Line was completed in 2005 and is used by almost 180 million people a year

$1.8 BILLION: The  Shanghai   Yangtze River  Tunnel and Bridge is the fifth longest cable-stayed bridge in the world


$1.9 BILLION: The  Chengdu   Shuangliu   Airport  will handle 35 million passengers annually
$2.12 BILLION: The  Wuhan  Railway Station serves the world's fastest trains at 217 mph
$2.2 BILLION: At 128 stories, The  Shanghai   Tower  will be the tallest skyscraper inChina and the second tallest in the world when completed in 2014
$2.2 BILLION: The Qinshan Nuclear Power Phase II will add to the Qinshan plant and have the most nuclear reactors of any site in the world $2.88 BILLION: The Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant is the first nuclear power station in northeasternChina and will reach 45 billion kWh annually
$3 BILLION: The Great  Gabon  Belinga iron ore mine is  China 's largest African mining  operation
$3.3 BILLION: The  Tianjin  offshore drilling rig is  China 's national base for offshore oil development
$3.5 BILLION: The  Beijing   Capital   International   Airport  Terminal is the largest single construction project in  China  and the third largest building in the world
$4.5 BILLION: Lingang New City, a planned city to be completed in 2020, will house almost 1 million people
$6.3 BILLION: The Xiangjiaba Hydro power Project is expected to be completed by 2015 and generate 31 billion kwh annually
$5 BILLION:The Shanghai-Hangzhou maglev project will create the fastest inter-city train in the world at 280 mph
$6.3 BILLION: The  Beijing  South Railway Station is  Asia 's largest railway station
$6.5 BILLION:  China  is one out several countries that signed a contract to re-construct the ancient Silk Road linking  China  and  India  with  Europe
$6.76 BILLION: Xiluodu Dam will be the third tallest dam in the world and second largest hydro-power station in the country.
$7.89 BILLION: The  Su-Tong   Yangtze River   Bridge  is the world's longest cable-stayed bridge
$8 BILLION: The  Shanghai   Yangshan   Deep   Water   Port  Project will handle the largest container ships in the world
$8.3 BILLION: The Nigerian Railway Modernization Project is  China 's largest overseas project$10.2 BILLION: The Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station in  Guangdong  province will be the biggest nuclear power plant in  China
$10.2 BILLION: The  Guangdong  Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station will be  China 's newest power plant when completed in 2013
$10.7 BILLION: The  Hong   Kong-Zhuhai-Macau   Bridge  project will connect two huge regions when completed in 2016 $12 BILLION: The  Hainan   Wenchang   Space   Center  launch project will be the countrys newest launch center$14 BILLION: The  Harbin “ Dalian  High-Speed Railway will serve the first high speed train in northeast China
$16 BILLION:  Hangzhou   Bay   Bridge  is the world's longest cross-sea bridge project
$18.2 BILLION: The Jiuquan Wind Farm will be the largest wind power base in the world when completed in 2013
$23.1 BILLION: The  Kunming   New   International   Airport  will be  China 's 4th largest aviation hub
With no room for expansion at the current  Kunming   Wujiaba   International   Airport , the local government decided to build a new airport tentatively called  Kunming   Xiaoshao   International   Airport . With the completion of the newKunming, the old  Kunming  will be demolished and all operations will be transferred from the old to the new.
$33 BILLION: The  Beijing   Shanghai  High Speed Railway is the world's longest high-speed rail project
$44 BILLION:  China  is one out of 32 countries who signed an agreement for the construction of highways to span the continent and reach  Europe
$45.4 BILLION: The Ningxias Ningdong Energy and Chemical Industrial Base will double the provinces GDP and generate $30.3 billion after the planned 2020 completion
$62 BILLION: The South-to-North Water Diversion Project is expected to divert 44.8 billion cubic meters of water to the north by 2050
$306.7 BILLION: The "Turn the Pearl River Delta Into One" will result in an urban "mega-city" bigger than  Wales
$458 BILLION: The Tianjin Harbor Industrial Zone is one of the largest chemical ports in the world
Other Great Chinese Infrastructures worth mentioning
$2.6 billion: China's construction of the Libyan coastal railway project $4.5 billion: Guangzhou Nansha Lair shipbuilding base project $5.0 billion: Niger oil project$5.4 billion: Changxing Shipbuilding Base will be the world's largest shipbuilding base project $7 billion: Sudanese oil project $7 billion: China's construction of the Algerian East-West Highway Project $10.7 billion: Baosteel million-ton steel base project in Zhanjiang East Island$11.7 billion: Rural Market Project $20 billion: Portland Oilfield Sinopec investment $26.8 billion: Tianjin ethylene project $38 billion: Zhangzhou and Fuzhou-Xiamen railway projects $77.5 billion: Super markets projects $77.5 billion: Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Project $237 billion: State Environmental Protection Eleventh Five-Year Plan $800 billion: Zhejiang Sanmen nuclear power project $900 billion: Northern Energy and Chemical Base project$1 trillion: Tianjin Binhai New Area investment 
But is  China  building faster than the market can keep up?

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