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Chinese Developer Plans to Flatten 700 Mountains to Build a New City

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 20, 2012 01:04 AM
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Photo via Shutterstock One of the largest developers in China, the China Pacific Construction Group, is planning to invest 22 billion yuan ($3.5 billion) to flatten some 700 mountains in the Lanzhou area, making way for a giant new city. Unsurprisingly, the construction of the new metropolis is proving to be highly controversial, raising concerns [...]




 

 

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One of the largest developers in China, the China Pacific Construction Group, is planning to invest 22 billion yuan ($3.5 billion) to flatten some 700 mountains in the Lanzhou area, making way for a giant new city. Unsurprisingly, the construction of the new metropolis is proving to be highly controversial, raising concerns regarding its potentially negative environmental impact.

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