A large number of semi-permanent structures including cafe, food
stores, sanitary facilities and meeting halls will appear in
Beijing to facilitate services for the city's host of the 2008
Olympic from next year.
Experts with the Beijing Association for the Promotion of
Science and Technology in Urban Construction are drafting a
guideline for the introduction of semi-permanent structures for the
The association estimated that the city would need to build
80,000 square meters of floor space of temporary structures and
facilities. China's annual market demand for the event products is
estimated at 400-500 million yuan (US$50-62 million) in the
The Beijing Urban Construction International (BUCI) has engaged
in talks for the imports with the DeBoer Group, the world's leading
provider for rental structure and accommodation solutions.
Tong Bin, vice president of BUCI said that a set of facilities
can be reused for more than 40 times, and organizers can spare the
expenses for land transfer commission for building and
According to urban planning officials with the municipal
government, the most important concerns for building temporary
buildings is to comply with the architecture style of the ancient
capital, which features many historical buildings.
(Xinhua News Agency August 12, 2006)