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A far-reaching plan to demolish some 7 million buildings -cited as earthquake hazards- and rebuild earthquake-resistant structures in their place began in 2012 in Turkey. The Urban Renewal Project will take 20 years to complete and has an estimated cost of $400 billion. After two earthquakes in 2011 in the eastern province of Van that killed more than 600 people, the government decided to take firm steps towards replacing unsafe buildings and renewing aged ones.

The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in China, spanning 41.58 km (25.84 mi), holds the Guinness World Record for the longest bridge over water. Completed in 2011, the bridge connects the booming Northern port city of Qingdao with an airport built on a nearby island and the industrial suburb of Huang Dao. The road distance between the two cities is reduced by 30 km (19 mi) shortening the travel time by 20-30 min.

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