Wanglaoji donates beverages to Shenzhong Bridge workers

2019-08-14 12:34:24 GPHL GPHL

GPHL’s Wanglaoji joined hands with Nanfang Daily and Guangdong Provincial Communication Group on August 9, to donate Wanglaoji herbal tea to outdoor workers at the construction site of the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge.

Workers at the construction site of the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge.

Workers receive Wanglaoji herbal tea.

Guangdong is currently experiencing stifling heat with the highest temperatures expected to reach 36℃, according to the Guangdong Meteorological Observatory. While most of us can take refuge from the heat in our air-conditioned homes and work places, outdoor construction workers must continue working under the oppressive summer heat in order to ensure the smooth progress of public works projects.

Wanglaoji’s move is only part of a campaign that began in June to donate beverages to people who work under stifling outdoor conditions around the country. Wanglaoji has been carrying out this campaign for 19 years in more than 200 cities around China. The company annually donates Wanglaoji Herbal Tea to those working under the burning sun, including sanitation workers, police officers, construction workers and deliverymen.

Construction workers pose for a photo with Wanglaoji gift bags.

A construction worker poses for a photo with a bottle of Wanglaoji herbal tea.

About the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge

The Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge is another ambitious mega transportation infrastructure construction project in the Pearl River Delta after the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. It connects two major cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: Shenzhen on the eastern side of the Pearl River and Zhongshan on the western side.

The construction of the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge started on December 29, 2016, and it is expected to come into operation in 2024. The 24-kilometer engineering feat will consist of a series of bridges, islands and tunnels. It will build the world's first eight-lane tunnel under the sea, and its maximum designed speed is 100 km/h.

A bird's-eye view of the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge.

The Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge will play a key role in the transportation network in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. It will reduce the travel time between the eastern and western sides of Pearl River from two hours to half an hour.

As the major transportation construction project of the country's 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) and planning outline for the Pearl River Delta, the construction of the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge aims to facilitate the industrial transfer of the Greater Bay Area and narrow the gap between eastern side and western side of the Greater Bay Area in terms of economic development. (China Daily 2019-04-01)

Author: Monica Liu

Editor: Chris