Residents make way for largest ever radio telescope
Updated: 2016-02-17 08:21
By Xinhua in Guiyang(China Daily)
Guizhou province is expected to evacuate more than 9,000 people for the completion of the world's largest radio telescope.
Resetting residents within five kilometers of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, will create a sound electromagnetic wave environment for its operation, said Li Yuecheng, a senior official from the provincial political advisory body.
The Guizhou provincial government is expected to resettle 9,110 residents in Pingtang and Luodian counties by the end of September, he said.
Each resident will get a subsidy of 12,000 yuan ($1,800) from the provincial reservoir and eco-migration bureau, and each ethnic minority household with housing difficulties will get 10,000 yuan from the provincial ethnic and religious committee.
Construction of FAST began in March 2011 with an investment of 1.2 billion yuan. Upon completion, the telescope will be the world's largest of its kind, overtaking Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory.
(China Daily 02/17/2016 page5)
- Paid menstrual leave provokes controversy in China
- MIT establishes supply chain education center in China
- One of the two dead sperm whales in East China salvaged
- 20,000 yuan eaten by ants gives artist a frame for inspiration
- Chinese military sets up corruption hotline
- Foreigners working in Beijing can now buy apartments immediately
- 'Grim Sleeper' murder trial begins six years after arrest
- Cameron defends EU deal as lawmakers offer no guarantees
- Sarkozy placed under investigation in campaign funding probe
- Moscow dismisses accusation of Russia bombing Syrian hospitals
- 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show held in New York
- Pakistan confirms participation in Saudi-led military drills