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Suzhou Creek cruises to make return

SHANGHAI will restore Suzhou Creek cruises by April 28, offering views of historic and modern buildings on both sides of the river, officials said yesterday, after the city halted the trips for a year due to dredge work.

The new cruise route will be extended to 19 kilometers from the former 10 kilometers - from the Danba Road Dock to the Waibaidu Bridge in Huangpu District, said the cruise company. The route, crossing six Shanghai districts, will last about 90 minutes.

"We are building the Oriental Seine here," said Chen Xiuping, director of the city maritime administration office, which will supervise the operation.

Chen said the waterway is deeper and cleaner after the year-long dredging that removed silt.

More than 10 new docks will be built for passengers to get off to visit buildings on both sides of the river, said the maritime authority.


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