The topping out of the Asian Youth Games stadium was completed on the morning of May 18 as construction workers finished pouring the last cubic meter of concrete into the structure. With the topping out of the Asian Youth Games gymnasium completed in late April, the topping out of the two major facilities of the Asian Youth Games main venue project have both been completed.
To ensure that the topping out process completes as scheduled amid the COVID-19 epidemic, members of the Asian Youth Games main venue project team spared no effort in coordinating all parties involved and had little time to take a break even during the Spring Festival holiday.
Various measures, such as implementing closed-off management on construction sites, requiring all workers to take nucleic acid tests before returning to their posts and arranging chartered buses to several provinces to pick up construction workers, were adopted to ensure construction resumed as soon as possible on the premise of epidemic prevention and control.
Thanks to the efforts the team made, the topping out process has been completed two months ahead of schedule.
According to Zhang Hongchuan, executive manager of the Asian Youth Games main venue project, the topping out of the two facilities would not have been so successful without the concerted efforts of all parties involved and all workers. He added that as the general contractor of the project, CSCES Eighth Engineering Division will continue to coordinate all parties to ensure the project is successfully completed.
The Asian Youth Games main venue project comprises a 22,000-seat stadium, an 8,000-seat gymnasium, a conference center, a training hall, a spacious outdoor patio and several other facilities. The overall appearance of the project will resemble a splashing wave to showcase the city's marine culture. After serving the Games, the new city landmark will be used to host recreational, cultural and sports events to enrich the local citizens' daily lives.