Country for PR: China
Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Thursday, July 11 2019 - 18:52
Picturesque Waterfront Corridor along Ducktail Creek in Haikou
HAIKOU, China, July 11, 2019 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Haikou, a city of Hainan Province in China, has opened the Ducktail Creek 
Waterfront Corridor recently to allow citizens to enjoy high-quality waterfront 
public leisure space with clean water and beautiful landscape.

In the continuous expansion and development of Haikou, the Ducktail Creek 
winding though the city was once a stinky troublesome river. In recent years, 
Haikou has innovated its governance methods to treat superficial problems and 
root causes of the Ducktail Creek with the mode of "PPP + EPC + Supervision". 
It has established an improved sewage interception and collection system to 
restore ecological bank revetment and restore the capacity of purification and 
self-purification of the water body. Today, the Ducktail Creek is as clean and 
beautiful as a picture, with small fishes swimming in schools.

To strengthen flood control and ecological security of the water body, improve 
the quality of water environment and enrich citizens' waterfront experience, 
Haikou launched the project of constructing the Ducktail Creek wetland 
ecosystem in April this year with the intention to upgrade the landscape of the 
Ducktail Creek from different aspects, including restoring the ecological 
corridor, activating waterfront space and constructing a biological habitat. At 
present, Lot 1 of the project has been completed and officially opened. 

As a young provincial capital city, Haikou has dramatic changes after the urban 
renovation, the ecological restoration and the success in five aspects which 
included purifying, greening, coloring, brightening and beautifying. The 
restoration of Ducktail Creek wetland ecosystem not only enhanced the 
appearance of the whole city, but also provided a good place for citizens to 
enjoy leisure and recreation. 

Source: Haikou Municipal People's Government

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