In the spring of 2020, the city of Chongqing in southern China will be the first to build a giant water pipe, the first in the world.
Named the Zhongsheng water pipe in honor of the Great Five Emperors, the pipe will feature a zigzag pattern that runs across the city.
The water pipes will be used for both municipal and industrial purposes.
The pipes are expected to be operational by 2022.
A water pipe is a container that collects water from rivers, lakes, and springs.
The pipe is constructed by cutting water into tubes.
The tubes are filled with cement and steel, then a seal is made to hold them in place.
In a recent interview with the BBC, Chongqings Mayor Huang Huajun revealed that the project is intended to create jobs and stimulate the economy of the city, as well as create economic opportunities for the surrounding area.
Chongqong will build a new water pipe to the north of the proposed new site in Shenzhen.
The new pipe will consist of a network of water pipes stretching over a 20-kilometer length, with a total length of 3.5 kilometers.
The city is expected to pay for the entire project, with the city government providing the majority of the construction costs.
According to the city council, the project will generate around 5,000 jobs.
The project is part of a broader plan to create a city that is economically integrated with other cities.
According a Chongqang official, the water pipes were conceived in the early 1900s.
It was not until the 1950s, when the city started constructing water pipes as a response to a water shortage, that they started to gain popularity.
The proposed project was the first of its kind in the country, with another water pipe being constructed in Sichuan province.
The Zhongshang water pipe was first proposed in 2001, with construction expected to start in 2018.
The Chinese capital city has recently been the site of several high-profile protests against the construction of the new pipe, which has also sparked controversy from some residents.
“If it [the water pipe] is a success, we can see the water usage increase in other cities in the future,” Li Mingxiang, a resident of Chongxing told the BBC.
In February, the Chinese government announced it would spend an estimated $1.1 billion to build the new water pipes.