China on city-building spree around the world

As it expands its global footprint, China seems out to literally change the geography of countries that are opening their doors to mega Chinese investments. Known for making everything from microchips to fireworks, it is now creating entire cities out of thin air. Here's a look at three which are in the works right now.

Where | In Duqm in the desertified coast along the Arabian Sea, 550km south of Oman's capital Muscat, inside Duqm Special Economic Zone

Aim | To turn a remote and underutilized Middle East seaport into a vital trade and manufacturing hub

Will feature | A port | oil refinery | multi-billion dollar methanol plant | giant solar energy equipment manufacturing operation | automobile assembly factory | oil and gas equipment production site| $100+ million building material distribution enterprise | homes for 25,000 people | schools | medical facilities | offices | entertainment centres | a $200 million 5-star tourism zone

Advantage China | 
Will give China better access to their energy and trade supply lines throughout West Asia, East Africa....Read more


Source web page:Times of India

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