Porcelain has several ambitious projects that, unfortunately, do not always work well. For example, the Kangbashi district was designed to be as grand as Dubai, but stumbled to the point of becoming a ghost town.

kangbashi is a district located in the city of Ordos. This city is on the edge. the Gobi Desert near the border with Mongolia.

Kangbashi is a large project in which a skyscraper is built on 90 hectares of land. Initially, this city was designed as a metropolitan city.

The Chinese government dreams of building a city as luxurious as Dubai. They want to build giant plazas, large shopping centers, commercial complexes, large housing complexes and imposing government buildings.

Kangbashi County, Ordos, China. Photo: (Raphael Olivier/CNN Style)

The purpose of building this luxury area is to attract the people of Dongsheng, which is located nearby, to want to live there and also accommodate the 2 million residents of Ordos.

“This is a good place, with modern buildings, a large square and many tourist attractions,” said Yang Xiaolong, a security guard who works at one of Kangbashi’s new office buildings, as reported. All that interesting who quotes South Morning China Post in 2020.

“When there are more people and businesses, the city is more lively,” he said.

kangbashi, ordos, china. Photo: (Raphael Olivier/CNN Style)

However, the district that was planned to house millions of people now houses less than 100 thousand people. This figure is also far from the goal of 300,000 people by 2020.

In addition, Kangbashi’s skyscrapers and residential buildings were also left empty. Just as luck would have it, the road conditions there are calm.

Another problem related to this project is not only the stagnation of buildings, but also the capital to build the city, which is largely financed by the growing state debt.

Experts say it’s only a matter of time before the amount of debt skyrockets. This is expected to have an impact on the increase in real estate prices.

Kangbashi, Ordos, China. Photo: (Raphael Olivier/CNN Style)

High property prices will be an obstacle for young residents who want to buy a home there.

However, kangbashi There is still a glimmer of hope in the future. This was stated by an urban design researcher named Carla Hajjar, who used Kangbashi as a case study for her thesis.

The key to bringing life back to the city is providing quality jobs and transportation to attract young professionals, new families and residents looking to retire.

Hajjar’s prediction is slowly beginning to be proven. Quoted from Nikkei Asia, This city will begin to grow in 2021.

One of the determining factors was the transfer of several top schools to Kangbashi. In this way, parents who want their children to receive a good education will also move there.

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