Photo shows the construction site of the deep-sea science and technology innovation public platform project in Sanya city, south China’s Hainan Province. (People’s Daily Online/Fu Wuping)
Located at the Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City in Yazhou district, Sanya city of Hainan, the project covers a floor space of 176,000 square meters and involves a total investment of about 2.9 billion yuan (about $410.5 million)
The project includes 28 key research and development (R&D) platforms and consists of an academic exchange center and nine individual buildings. About 85 percent of its construction and installation has been completed, and the project is expected to be handed over in June 2023.
As a major part of the Hainan Free Trade Port, the project will provide support for the scientific research and industrial application of various kinds of deep-sea equipment and become an open national base for the R&D of deep-sea science and technology once it is put into operation.