Walk through the largest ghost town in the world
• Walk through the largest ghost town in the world
China continues to implement giant projects "for growth", thus at the same time stimulating their economies. Inner Mongolia Ordos city built for up to 1 million. Man. Now there live 20 thousand, 98% of the buildings are empty.
In China, many cities with, airports and shopping centers- ghost - huge infrastructure projects, vacant for years. Chinese authorities announced that these objects - "room for growth", and sooner or later they will fill the people, clerks, passengers or tenants. At the same time, the government artificially "accelerates" the economy - such infrastructure projects (here also may include roads that few rides, warehouses, filled to capacity with copper or aluminum, etc...) Is added to the annual GDP growth of 1-1.5 percentage points.
Ordos City in Inner Mongolia began to build in 2003. Despite the fact that in the province of Mongolia is only about 17% of the city it was decided to erect it in the Mongolian style.
As a result, by 2010 in an area of 355 square kilometers of the city was built for up to 1 million people (by the way, the population density in it is 4 times less than in Moscow -. It is the way that even sverhnaselonny China can afford to build a large city but it is a topic for another article). However, by the end of 2013, Ordos was inhabited by only 2% - there lived 20 thousand people.
The main investor-builder in 2008-09 found in house prices are 10-11 thousand dollars per square meter. m, today they are down nearly 2-3 times - up to 4-4, 5 thousand dollars. However, these prices are impossibly high for the majority of the inhabitants of the province of Inner Mongolia, where the average salary is 400-500 dollars.
Part of the empty space in the Ordos intends to redeem the Chinese government for retired military, but there will be no more than 20-25 thousand people (ie. E. More 2-2, 5% of the population of the city to the current 2%).
All these 3-5 years after the commissioning of the management companies have to bear the loss, serving infrastructure, empty city - repair, street cleaning, protection, street lighting, landscaping, etc. -.. And it is up to $ 10-12 million per month.. The money allocated to the developer by the Chinese state-owned banks in the form of low-interest loans.
Ordos project itself was launched in the region Kangbashi after here discovered huge reserves of coal and other minerals. The area was quickly built up office towers, administrative centers, government buildings, museums, theaters and sports facilities.
It was also built many residential areas with beautiful cozy house for the middle class people. The only problem is that this area is intended to stay 1 million people, and now there is almost no one lives.
With such settlement rates, as now the Ordos will be fully occupied in 40-50 years.