A Xinhua reporter was shocked by the safety problems he found when he was investigating a Northeast railway construction project. A construction worker told him that, once the railway construction is completed, people will not dare to take the train.
The reporter discovered that the contract for the “Jinyu to Song river line” construction project, an important project in which nearly US$400 million had been invested, had been transferred many times and finally subcontracted to a fake company and a few contractors who had no knowledge of how to build a bridge. A farmer named Lu Tianbo, who once worked as a chef, managed a hotel, and did construction work to built a road but never had experience building a bridge won the construction contract. He then led several dozen farmers in building a big bridge.
Source: Xinhua, October 20, 2011