To make way for a new business district in the city of Wuhan (formerly known as Hankou) in Central China, 19 apartment buildings were demolished on Saturday, January 21. It was the largest building implosion project ever taken place in China, where more than 5 tonnes of explosives were used, distributed in 120,000 locations. The implosion was carried out at midnight and the operation covered an area of two blocks of flats (more than 15 hectares). In the stunning video, the 7 to 12 story-high buildings vanish in just 10 seconds!
The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in China, spanning 41.58 km (25.84 mi), holds the Guinness World Record for the longest bridge over water. Completed in 2011, the bridge connects the booming Northern port city of Qingdao with an airport built on a nearby island and the industrial suburb of Huang Dao. The road distance between the two cities is reduced by 30 km (19 mi) shortening the travel time by 20-30 min.
In July 2016, China and Nigeria agreed to a $11-billion contract to build the Lagos-Calabar coastal railway. It will stretch for 1400 km (871 mi) and is expected to open in record time, before the end of 2018. At that time, at least the first segment of the project, a rail line that will connect the cities of Port-Harcourt, Calabar, Uyo and Aba, will be completed. Eventually, the Lagos-Calabar coastal railway line will link all sea ports of the country and is expected to create business hubs for commercial activities.
The South-to-North Water Diversion Project (SNWDP), also called the South–North Water Transfer Project, is an ongoing Chinese effort to channel 45 billion m3 of water annually from the Yangtze River in southern China to the country's less fertile northern regions, through three canal systems. The SNWDP, which has up to now cost more than $79 billion, is the largest and longest water diversion project in the world, and benefits the greatest number of people and regions.
The first major combined bridge and tunnel sea-crossing project in China is the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge project. Consisting of three cable-stayed bridges and one 6-km sea crossing tunnel, it will have a total length of 55 km. It will be the world’s longest sea bridge and will link three cities in China's Pearl River Delta — creating one mega-city of 42 million people and slashing travel time between Hong Kong and Chinese city Zhuhai from three hours to just 30 minutes.