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'Beautiful' river beach in Wuhan taking shape

By Liu Kun | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-06-07 16:28

Work finished on the second phase of the Qingshan river beach project in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, on June 1, according to the city government.

The beach along the Yangtze River stretches 7.5 kilometers from Luojia Port near the Erqi River Bridge to Fenwu Dam near the Tianxingzhou River Bridge.

Fu Minggui, general manager of Wuhan Bishui Group, which is involved in constructing the beach, described the river beach as "beautiful" because the original landscape has largely been preserved.

The Qingshan district government has spent 10 years renovating the river beach, gradually developing it into an urban landscape with flood defenses.

A levee made of reinforced concrete, measuring 14 meters high and 0.6 meters wide, was built as part of the project to prevent flooding.

According to the Wuhan land and resources bureau, the city will improve the beach along the Yangtze by integrating transport and tourism services.

The authority said a beautiful scenic belt along the river in Wuhan will be nearing completion by the end of 2019.

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