Sichuan Earthquake Memorial Museum To Cost 2.3 Billion

ChinaSMACK translates netizens’ reactions to news that a museum commemorating the devastating Sichuan earthquake last March will cost more than two billion RMB:

The complete plans for the Beichuan National Earthquake Ruins Museum that has been the subject of much attention by citizens from all walks of life have been released, with a preliminary budget requiring a ~2.3 billion yuan total investment/cost. The moment the design plan was introduced, it immediately caused huge amounts of heated discussion from all walks of life in society. Some netizens have questioned whether using vast amounts of money to construct a museum amounts to an “image project.”

Examples of netizens’ comments:

惊醒~~:

2.3 billion!! What use is there building a museum? Think about what more important things can be done with 2.3 billion yuan, how many kilometers of public roads, lay how many electrical wires?

幸福地笑着:

Why not use this money to help even more people?

This is something that officials often do: Telling other people how many good things they have done? Then, where are those good things?

If they really want to build it, then every official should take out some of their own money to build it. Our money will only be used on rebuilding the houses of the Wenchuan earthquake people.

April 7, 2009 11:26 AM
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