Wu Zhi Qiao at Fangmaba Village

Project Photo

Site Location – Fangmaba Village, Zhaoyang District, Zhaotong City

Site Background – There is another bridge downstream 4-5 km apart and a stone bridge upstream 2 km apart is used by another village.

The Need – There are primary school, secondary school, hospital, market at one side of the river. A footbridge is necessary to cross the river for daily necessities, attending school and visiting doctor.

Villagers Benefited – 2536 nos (about 300 students)

Project Team – Teacher and student team from Chongqing University (CQU)

Project Sponsor – Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.



Milestone

More than 50 professional volunteers and students from both Hong Kong and Mainland Universities built a 50 meters long gabion bridge during the Easter holiday.
Project team confirmed the bridge design scheme and planned to have a bridge construction programme in Apr.
CQU conducted the 2nd survey trip in Dec.
After the 1st survey trip, project team proposed the bridge design. Please click here to see the report (Chinese version only).

CQU conducted the 1st survey trip in Aug.

Please click here for survey report (Chinese version only).

Quotes by WZQers

Carol"I am so proud of myself, right from making the gabions on rain-soaked mud, to moving stones and later tying straws, drilling, putting the poles in place and painting. I have witnessed, if not taken part in, each step. This bridge is the milestone of my career, and I will never forget the pride and excitement that struck me when I saw people walking on that bridge! I guess this is something truly unforgettable… "
Miss Carol Zhao, The University of Hong Kong
Iris"I am now looking forward to similar opportunities in the future as taking part in this Wu Zhi Qiao volunteering trip gave me an experience that I can get from nowhere else – touching the others’ hearts and being touched, changed in order to make changes."
Miss Iris Tsang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Majie"To work with the intellectual, to achieve the meaningful."
Mr Majie, Chongqing University