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New Beichuan county rises from ruins

09-26-2010 08:40 BJT

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Turning to Southwest China's Sichuan Province, where the new Beichuan county town is finally complete after two year's of construction. Hit by the devastating earthquake in May 2008, the county town is now rebuilt at a place called Yongchang.

The construction area of the town is 1600-thousand square meters. Three quarters of the city is covered with trees and flowers. Residents can reach green patches within a five minute walk. The commercial pedestrian street, represents culture from the Qiang ethnic minority.

Two-thousand residents will be employed to work there, adding impetus to economic growth. Meanwhile, public facilities like primary schools and hospitals have also been constructed. The total budget for building new Beichuan County is estimated to be 15 billion yuan. More funds will be used to enlarge the city scale by 2015.

Turning to Southwest China's Sichuan Province, where the new Beichuan county town
is finally complete after two year's of construction. Hit by the devastating
earthquake in May 2008, the county town is now rebuilt at a place called Yongchang


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