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Construction Begins on China-Russia Border Cableway

Infra News - Published on Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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Xinhua reported that workers broke ground on a cableway spanning Heilongjiang River, which forms the China-Russia border, in hopes of advancing tourism in the region. It is the first cross-border cableway between the two countries. On completion, the cableway will link up Heihe, a city in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, and the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk across the Heilongjiang River, also known as Amur River.

As China's opening-up gains further steam, exchanges between the two cities have been increasing. Border crossing, however, has remained stubbornly slow.

The cableway, with a budget of 570 million yuan (about 83 million U.S. dollars), will be 972 meters in length and will follow two-way traffic, with cable coaches capable of carrying 80 people each. The cableway is designed to have a transporting capacity of 6 million people annually.

Mr Qin Enting, secretary of the Heihe Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, said that "A cableway will be a safe and convenient shortcut for tourists to cross the Heilongjiang River. Riders will also get a glimpse of the unique views of both cities."

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Tue, 23 Jul 2019
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