CHENGDU, September 28, 2018 (Press Release)
Doubles partners Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan and Mexican Santiago Gonzalez took time out to visit Jincheng Greenway on Thursday morning, one of Chengdu’s latest and greatest ecological master plans.
To be built around the city’s highway system, Jincheng Greenway comprises 32,865 acres of ecologically purposed land that will attempt to recreate the beautiful images of Sichuan depicted in a famous painting by artist Li Gonglin back in the Song Dynasty (960- 1279).
The duo, seeded fourth in the doubles draw, posed for pictures and played mini-tennis on the on the Greenway Bridge that spanned across the Raocheng Highway, one of the main thoroughfares traversing through Chengdu.
“It’s my second time here in Chengdu. It’s very nice to be back. The national park here is super nice and gives an interesting perspective as to why the Chinese are so fit I think. The government and other organisations try to promote a lot of healthy things for people to do publicly. It’s good to see so many football pitches, badminton and other fitness activities. Other countries should learn from it. It’s a great initiative to promote health and fitness for the public,” said Qureshi.
“Having a green park in the middle of the city is great to combat pollution and to promote the city and country. I hope back home in Mexico we can have something like this but we don’t have it yet. It would be great to have something like this in the middle of the city,” added Gonzalez.