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Pudong gears up construction for Disneyland

CONSTRUCTION has started on two main roads leading to the Shanghai Disneyland project while preparation is being made to build other four roads, Pudong New Area officials said yesterday. The 3.87-kilometer Hangcheng Road running south of the future them park is estimated to cost 505 million yuan (US$77.8 million) to build. The section between S2 Expressway and the planned Tanghuang Road will have four lanes while the section between Tanghuang Road and Nanliu Road will have six lanes. Tanghuang Road is also under construction east of the theme park, but the officials provided little information. Meanwhile, digging has started to create a 39-hectare artificial lake in the park and a 10-kilometer-long river around it. About 70 percent of the excavated mud will be trucked off before the end of May and the whole project is expected to be finished next March, said Zhao Xiwei, an official with the water project administration. A Metro extension to Shanghai Disneyland has entered the pre-construction stage, officials said.Pudong has listed Disneyland-related projects and road construction for the assembly plant for Chinese-built jumbo jets this year's top priorities. Pudong carried out 84 major construction projects last year, involving 16.7 billion yuan, the officials said.

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