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Beijing to build massive downtown nursing home


11:10, December 21, 2012

BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Beijing is to build a massive nursing home in its downtown area to cater for rising demand for senior care.

The construction of the nursing home, located by West Dawang Road in the Central Business District in Chaoyang District, will begin at the end of December and the facility is expected to open in 2014, according to the district's civil affairs department.

The 460-bed nursing home is funded by the government and will cost nearly 200 million yuan (31.8 million U.S. dollars), an official with the department said at at the Beijing International Senior Industry Expo 2012, which opened on Wednesday.

Featuring apartments and a recreation center, the nursing home will cover more than 20,000 square meters, with three storeys underground and 10 storeys above ground.

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