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|Thursday, August 16, 2001, updated at 14:43(GMT+8)|
Beijing Drafts Top Tourism ProjectsBeijing has made a preliminary blueprint for three key tourism projects, scheduled for completion before 2008, according to the Municipal Tourism Administration.
The city will seek advice from the Disney company and other world-famed theme park operators, aiming to build its own top- class theme park, officials with the administration said.
A multi-functional modern exhibition center, covering 200,000 square meters, will also be built by that year.
A pedestrian mall in typical Beijing folk architecture will be constructed in the Dazhalan area, one of the most prosperous business regions in the city. Large numbers of renowned Beijing- based shops with long histories will open branches there.
Beijing to Launch 3 Major Tourism ProjectsSources from Beijing Tourism Bureau say that Beijing is going to build a theme park, a convention-exhibition center and pedestrians street as three major projects before 2008 to boost the city's tourism. Person in charge of the bureau said that a high-grade theme park will be built before 2008 and experts will be invited from Disney, Universal movie town and other world famous theme parks in September to help Beijing in theme park construction. A modern comprehensive convention and exhibition center will also be built with a total floor space of 20,000 square meters. Dazhalan area will be selected as the tourism pedestrian street to be projected and lined with traditional architectures.
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