Shanghai: 13 mega-projects to become the queen of tourism

Chinaforgroups - 25-Feb-2011

Investments for RMB 400 billion. Shangai Disneyland: the works are already started

During the "16th Shanghai Tourism Industry Development Conference," a journalist of press office has announced that in Shanghai will be launched the "world famous tourist city." The new Five-Year Plan for the "Tourism Development in Shanghai" is huge and includes the implementation of 13 municipal key projects (public services travel and tourism industry) with a total investment of more than 400 billion yuan.

13 Big Projets (included Shanghai Disneyland)

Among these projects there is the construction of new Shanghai Disneyland in Pudong district (the work has already begun). Other projects include: Fengxian Bihaijinsha style museum project, Fengxian Water Venice Project, Jiading northern suburb of wetland projects, Malu, Jiading area of rural tourism projects, Qingpu, Shanghai Dream project, Songjiang Sheshan National Tourism Resort base project car, Songjiang Happy Valley Sheshan National Tourism Resort Phase II project.

Shanghai Disneyland: three theme parks

Shanghai authorities say that the Shanghai Disneyland will built to stimulate the development of Shanghai Tourism Industry. Shanghai Disneyland is the first Disneyland on China's mainland and include three theme parks. Some details had been made public about the first park "Magic Kingdom". The other two possible theme parks are "Epcot" (Future World and World Showcase) and "Animal Kingdom". Shanghai Disneyland will attract to Shanghai from 7 million to 10 million visitors, bringing greater wealth, because these people will sleep, eat, make purchases and spend money in Shanghai.

An investment of RMB 24.4 billion

Shanghai Disneyland will occupy about one third of the area for the great "Shanghai International Tourist Resort" (about 20 sq km). The Construction begins in May 2011. To make space for the new giant of the fun about 2,000 families and 300 businesses had to move. The completion of the great work requires an investment of about RMB 24.4 billion (around USD 3.7 billion). Considering also other related projects total investment will be about RMB 120 billion (around USD 18.24 billion).

Disneyland to get its own Metro station

The Shanghai authorities have also announced a special Metro line (9.2 kilometers) for the transport of visitors to the future Shanghai Disneyland. The Construction will be completed before the opening of Disneyland, which should will be in July 2015. The special subway line will cost about USD 606 million. The works begin in September 2011. The line will connect to Metro Line 11 at Luoshan Road Station. The Shanghai Metro Line Disneyland will Have three new stations: the third station will be Disneyland (which will be underground).

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