About 30 million US dollars program to repair and protect western parts of the Great Wall of China in Gansu area is nearing culmination, , local cultural relics authority said.
Repairs of the Great Wall along Jiayuguan city began in May 2012. Around 95 percent of the redesign program has been finished, said an authority.
The 195-million-yuan ($30 million) program included fortifying wooden structures, restoring works of art, building waste frameworks and introducing surge and fire control offices, Xinhua news organization reported.
About 95 percent of the renovation, including reinforcing wooden structures, restoring paintings, building drainage systems and installing flood and fire control facilities, have been completed, said Wang Tuan, deputy director of Jiayuguan City cultural relics bureau.
A couple repairs are expected to conclude the remodel, the authority said. The greater part of the areas of the Wall were worked from mud as opposed to stone and numerous parts have been disintegrated by dust storms and wrongly abused by ranchers. Specialists made diverse sorts of mud as imitation of unique materials to retouch the harmed segments, the authority said. The Great Wall was worked amid the rule of China’s first sovereign Qin Shihuang (259-210 B.C.) to keep out outside intruders. It extends through 10 regions, districts and self-governing areas in northern China, including, Hebei, Beijing, Mongolia, Gansu and Qinghai. More than one million travelers went to the legacy site in 2015.
It stretches over 22,000 kilometers through 10 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in northern China, including Liaoning, Hebei, Tianjin, Beijing, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Gansu and Qinghai.
The Great Wall of China which is a structure that made of stone, brick, wood, tamped earth, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of from protect the enemy. Especially famous is the wall built 220–206 bce by Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.