The Chinese authorities is developing a “Covid-proof” metropolis designed to impress the implementation of lockdown measures more straightforward in future pandemics.
Located about 60 miles southwest of Beijing, the flagship sleek metropolis of Xiong’an was first announced by President Xi Jinping in 2017 as an modern orderly metropolis project and attainable replace hub for companies unable to search out home in the overcrowded capital.
However the coronavirus pandemic has shifted the foremost focal point of the project, with architects commissioned to impress “blocks of flats which are geared as a lot as enable residents to proceed to feature below lockdown prerequisites”, The Telegraph reports.
What is Xiong’an?
The sleek metropolis, in the northern province of Hebei, is expected to worth Beijing spherical $500bn (£385bn), with the fundamental infrastructure scheduled to be carried out by 2022.