Titanic replica will be built for tourist resort
A full-scale replica of the RMS Titanic, the legendary luxury liner that sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg during its maiden voyage, is being built and will be part of a tourist resort.
The replica, which will cost an estimated 1 billion yuan ($160 million), will be permanently docked in a reservoir in the Qijiang River in Daying county, Sichuan province.
Su Shaojun, chairman of Seven Star Energy Investment, which is behind the project, said the replica will be exactly the same size as the original.
More than two-thirds of the 2,224 people on board died, mainly due to a shortage of lifeboats.
The replica was designed by a United States company, GC HighTech Inc, and is being made at Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry.