China opens first eco-friendly overwater highway

Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) An eco-friendly overwater highway opened this week in the Hubei province, the first of its kind in China.

The 10.9 km long highway, 4.4 km of which is over water, splits into two as it meets a mountain along the route, a design chosen specifically to avoid damage to the mountain’s ecology, reported Xinhua.

The $70 million project has been dubbed “the most beautiful overwater highway” in China for the breathtaking views of the mountain, water and sky.

The highway is expected to boost logistics and tourism at its ending point in the remote village of Xingshan.

It reduces the driving time between bigger towns, cities and Xingshan — hometown of Wang Zhaojun, known as one of the four beauties of ancient China.



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