Ti­tanic replica will be built for tourist re­sort

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

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.

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