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Katembe rose, and industrial parks are being planned in the region,” Wang said. “So the bridge will deliver huge economic benefits.”
The project also benefits China. For example, as Mozambique is short of construction materials and equipment, the p
roject has driven the export of more than 70,000 metric tons of steel products and equipment worth $68 million from China.
Even though CRBC was no stranger to building bridges when it took
on the Maputo-Katembe project, particular difficulties were presented by the fact that
both countries have different evaluation systems and standards of construction, Wang said.
The bridge was designed to Chinese standards but subjected to local and European standards, and the company g
ot a German engineering services provider, Gauff, to oversee the project’s quality.
eijing, Hangzhou, Johannesburg and London. The events have been broadcast live on inter
net and multimedia platforms, reaching an international audience, particularly young people.
This upcoming event will also be broadcast live on the China Daily website and ap
p, as well as China Daily’s account on Sina Weibo, Tencent Video, Toutiao, Bilibili, Facebook and Twitter platforms.
A former Peking University student suspected of killing his mother has been captured after th
ree years on the run, said a Fuzhou Public Security Bureau official on Thursday, Beijing News reported.
Wu Xieyu was caught at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport when boa
rding a plane on April 21, the newspaper reported, quoting sources close to the police.
The Belt and Road Initiative aims to build the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and deliver polici
es, infrastructure, trade, financial and people-to-people connectivity via a new platform for a brighter futur
Man suspected of killing mother arrested after three years on the run
gions are facing severe lack of water, the institute said. In the meantime, urbanization has increased the amount of waste
water by 4.2 percent annually, from 48.5 billion metric tons in 2013 to 57.1 billion tons in 2017, it said.
China lags behind leading economies in water-use efficien
cy, said Yuan Da, the NDRC spokesman. Every 10,000 yuan in indu
strial added value consumes 45.6 cu m of water, double that for developed economies, he said.
Water conservation should be promoted from developing, using an
d protecting the natural resource with careful all
ocation, said E Jingping, minister of water resources, in an article published by People’s D
aily late last month. Projects that do not pass water conservation assessments will not be approved, he said.
Guangdong will roll out a pilot policy taking effect May 10 to open up uninhabited islands for private development, according to local authorities.
Guangdong has nearly 2,000 islands, more than 90 percent of which are uninhab
ited, with a total area of 1,513.17 square kilometers and coastlines for 2,378.13 kilometers.
According to the policy announced by the provincial Department of Natural Resources, mark
et-oriented means for transferring the rights to uninhabited islands, including tendering and auct
ioning, should be adopted for tourism and entertainment, transport, industrial warehousing and fishing.
The department will be responsible for approving the transfers, wi
th city-level and county-level natural resources authorities to handle the preliminary work.
The department together with the provincial culture and tourism department l
ast year issued the island tourism development plan for Guangdong from 2017-2030.
A total of 195 islands are included in the plan, 167 of which are uninhabited.