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Hainan to expand exhibition center in Haikou to host major events

According to the designers, it will be fit to host up to 10,000 people

HAIKOU, April 6. /TASS/. China's Hainan has facilitated the pace of modernization and expansion of the exhibition complex in Haikou, where large-scale public and political events will be regularly held,

According to plan, the construction area consisting of a main hall, exposition halls and a conference center, as well as a large parking lot, will occupy up to 113,600 square meters with an underground space of 85,000 meters. According to the designers, it will be fit to host up to 10,000 people.

“Thanks to this project, Hainan will be able to organize large conferences and exhibitions, successfully develop this area <...> So far, there are no similar major complexes in the region, and it is not possible to hold large as well as extra-large exhibitions," Professor Geng Songtao from the Hainan University School of Tourism said. 

As the organization responsible for the project informed, the current supply of water and electricity has already been almost completed, the steel structure of the roof will be ready in the next three months, and the work will be completed in a year. The new building will match the other buildings of the complex, built in September 2010.

"This will facilitate the formation of a free trade zone and port on Hainan," said a representative of the local administration. 

Hainan's free trade zone 

In April 2018, President Xi Jinping said that the Chinese authorities intend to actively involve Hainan in globalization and to draw foreign investors to the island province. By 2050, according to the authorities, the island should become a unique international cluster with an advanced economy, developed tourism, top-notch scientific, technical and financial potential, and modern medicine. The branches of the best universities and offices of the most powerful corporations in the world will be located on the Island of Hainan. 

By 2025, the Chinese government intends to create an "international center for tourism and consumption" on Hainan. In order to do so, the "Eastern Hawaii" with their unique natural landscapes, thick rainforests and great climate will establish a developed network of hotels, which blend perfectly with white sandy beaches stretching along the coastline. The combination of an exotic subtropical nature and a modern eco-friendly infrastructure will boost tourist inflow to the island from the most distant parts of the world.