Forest Park to Be Built at Great Wall
(BEIJING) An international
friendship forest will be built at the Badaling
section of the world famous Great Wall in the
northwestern suburbs of Beijing.
The world's third largest oil giant, Phillips
Petroleum Company,announced here Thursday that it
will invest some 600,000 U.S. dollars to launch
the project, a joint venture between the Badaling
Special Zone Administration, the U.S.-China
Environmental Fund and Phillips China Inc.
The 20-hectare project, or a park aimed to tell
visitors about the past and present of Badaling,
will be opened to visitors in October next year.
Chinese and American experts will jointly conduct
the planning and designing of the project.
Jim Mulva, chief executive officer of Phillips
Petroleum, said,"This unique park will be a model
for how to preserve and promote understanding of
China's culture, history and traditions. Visitors
can appreciate the beauty of the Great Wall, as
well as develop feelings for its long history and
President of Phillips China Inc. Roy Lyons said
the forest is strategically located to become a
buffer zone between the tourist and business zones
of Badaling, thus helping to balance economic
development and environmental protection.
Phillips Petroleum has been operating in China
for more than 30 years.
-- source: xinhuanet
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