Machi Village Wu Zhi Qiao

Site Location – Machi Village, Runxi Township, Pengshui County

Site Background – Villagers had built a simple crossing with a few wooden logs as an access for farming or visiting friends. However, it was so unsafe that some villagers fell into the river, got injured and even lost their lives…It is estimated that 210 people will be directly benefited from the new footbridge. The team also identified problems on the conditions of water source and poverty, thus they planned to arrange small scale service programmes such as helping install water pipes and curtain in local families etc., They will also carry out education programmes for students.

Villagers Benefited – 210 nos (direct)

Project Team – Chongqing Jiao Tong University, Tongji University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology WZQ teams

Project Sponsor – Rotary Club of Channel Islands



Milestone

From 25 March to 3 April, students from HKUST, Chongqing Jiaotong University and Tongji University jointly made Machi Village Wu Zhi Qiao possible in Chongqing. A new footbridge has been successfully built for the locals and a series of community enrichment projects have been organized, including installing water purification facility, improving water tank, taking educational programmes etc.
The pilot team arrived the project site for foundation construction of footbridge and preparation work.
The second investigation trip was completed in Dec 2015. Please click here for the report. (Chinese version only)
The team conducted the first investigation on the bridge site, architecture, water resources, public health and education of the village in Sep 2015. Please click here for the report. (Chinese version only)After that, the team collected further data of bridge site and village improvement works e.g. water tanks in Nov 2015. Please click here for the report. (Chinese version only)