Design sketch of Feihu Road [Photo/ Qu Mingfei]
[InKunming--Kunming] In the afternoon of December 23, an opening ceremony was held on a site of Feihu road (飞虎大道). Feihu Road, which was designed as the most high-class landscape road in Kunming, officially started its construction after the ceremony.
Feihu, the Chinese name of the road, actually relates to Flying Tigers, an American squadron that settled in Yunnan during anti-Japanese war period. The road was designed to pass through Wujiaba, which was the former airport in Kunming. It was also used by "Flying Tigers" squadron about a century ago. Therefore, the landscape road was named after the squadron for the squadron's great achievements in Yunnan and China.
Total length of the road is planned to be 7.62 kilometers long. Area of supporting infrastructure of the road is about 4,950 mu. It is estimated to complete all construction of the road in two years, namely, in the year of 2017.
Municipal government said that over 1.33 billion yuan is to be invested in constructing the road. According to the government's plan, first phase of the Feihu road is to be completed before May 31, 2015. The first phase of the road could be open to the traffic during the 3rd South-Asian Expo, which will be held in June next year.
The first phase of the road will start from Guangfu road in North, and will stretch to Dianchi International Convention Center in south.
Customers who are to attend the 3rd South-Asian Expo may see the first phase of the road next year. The landscape road is equivalent to a visiting card of the city, according to designers and planners of the project. Interior economic value of the road project looks to further increase.
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（Editors: Cathy Chen, Tracy)