The Hot Zone
China's newly announced air defense identification zone over the East China Sea aims to shore up national security
Current Issue
· Table of Contents
· Editor's Desk
· Previous Issues
· Subscribe to Mag
Subscribe Now >>
Expert's View
Market Watch
North American Report
Government Documents
Expat's Eye
Photo Gallery
Reader's Service
Learning with
'Beijing Review'
E-mail us
RSS Feeds
PDF Edition
Reader's Letters
Make Beijing Review your homepage
Hot Links

cheap eyeglasses
Market Avenue

For Your Information
Special> The 9th China International Garden Expo> For Your Information
UPDATED: May 15, 2013
Beijing Garden Expo in Numbers

Land area: 513 hectares

The garden park covers a total land area of 513 hectares, including a vast land space of 267 hectares showcasing a kaleidoscope of 128 delicate gardens from home and abroad, as well as a picturesque waterscape spanning some 246 hectares. Its size is almost double that of the Summer Palace.

Gardens: 128

The expo will exhibit a total of 128 gardens, including 47 gardens created by 69 Chinese cities and 32 created by 34 cities and institutions from 25 countries. The expo attracted a total of about 1 billion yuan ($158.7 million) in investment from home and abroad, five times that for the seventh expo held in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province, and four times that for the eighth expo held in Chongqing.

Duration: 6 months

The 9th China (Beijing) International Garden Expo will last for six months between May and November, 2013.

Green area and wetland: 147 and 40 hectares

A total of 147 hectares of green area are constructed inside the garden park, with more than 12 million plants and flora grown there.

A 40-hectare wetland, which can reclaim 80,000 cubic meters of waste water per day, will help purify the water used inside the park and restore the ecological green belt of the Yongding River, known as the city's mother river.

Smoke and dust absorption: 100,000 tons

The expo garden park will effectively help purify the city's environment by absorbing 100,000 tons of smoke and dust a year, according to the municipal environmental protection authorities' assessment.

Roads built for accessibility: 24.2 kilometers

About 24.2 kilometers of roads have been built nearby the garden park to support the upcoming expo and improve traffic conditions in the western area along the Yongding River. In addition, the western section of Subway Line 14 will be open on May 5 to serve visitors to the expo, who can transfer to Line 14 at Xiju Station of Line 10 and then get off at the Yuanboyuan Station (Garden Expo Park Station). A total of 30,000 temporary parking spaces have been set up surrounding the garden park.

Catering services spots: 27

There are 27 catering services spots inside the garden park, offering both Chinese and Western fast food, as well as various local snacks.

Expected number of visitors: 17 million

The expo is expected to welcome 17 million visitors, bringing in little over two billion yuan ($ 317 million) in direct consumption.

(Source: China.org.cn)

Top Story
-Protecting Ocean Rights
-Partners in Defense
-Fighting HIV+'s Stigma
-HIV: Privacy VS. Protection
-Setting the Tone
Most Popular
About BEIJINGREVIEW | About beijingreview.com | Rss Feeds | Contact us | Advertising | Subscribe & Service | Make Beijing Review your homepage
Copyright Beijing Review All right reserved