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Construction of Wukesong Ice Sports Center to be self-financed

Monday, 21 Aug 2017 19:40   |   By Nong Ruowen

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As reported by the newspaper Beijing Youth Daily, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform have approved the construction of the Wukesong Ice Sports Center. This new project is to be constructed by Beijing Wukesong Cultural & Sports Co.,Ltd. at an estimated cost of RMB 545.96 million (US$81.86m). Covering 38,400 square meter, this new ice sports arena will reportedly act as one of the venues for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. 

With approval from the commission this project will officially be called the “Wukesong Ice Sports Center”. This center, which will cover an area of 16,400 square meters above ground and 22,000 square meters underground will include ice-hockey rinks, spectators’ stands, rest areas, training facilities, operations and media control rooms, a lobby and transportation hubs. 

As to the funding for the overall construction (RMB545.96m), the Beijing Wukesong Cultural & Sports has to raise it by themselves, without any financial government support. 

Source: epaper.ynet.com 

Proofread by Raymond Fitzpatrick

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