June 3rd, 2006
Warship will be new themepark info
The Minsk, a Soviet-built aircraft carrier-turned-theme park, has been sold to a state-owned Chinese company for 128m yuan (£8.6m) and will continue to operate as an amusement venue, the buyers said yesterday. |
The 43,000-ton Kiev-class carrier was put up for sale after the company that bought it in 1998 and turned it into a floating theme park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen went bankrupt. The attraction is popular with visitors from nearby Hong Kong, and has now been bought by the CITIC Shenzhen Group, which says it is working out a development plan.