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    Projects to give historical Qingdao needed face-lift

Under a three-year citywide protection and redevelopment campaign launched recently, historic areas of Qingdao, Shandong province will take on new looks while preserving their nostalgic atmosphere.

To revitalize the historical area, 72 projects led by the local government got underway on April 28, backed by a total investment of 4 billion yuan ($593 million). The projects will repair historical buildings, improve the infrastructure and introduce innovative business models.

The projects, which will run into 2024, cover a total floor space of about 1.7 million square meters, including 55 renovated roads, 12 new parking lots and six streetside gardens.

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