What can be done with discarded containers? A Chinese businessman has turned them into small supermarkets in rural areas. The container supermarket is in Yunlong village in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, and is constructed from discarded containers. The market, with two windows and a big door, is covered with advertisements, which makes it appear to be anything but a container. The cube is one of the 200 Haolifang Supermarket stores (literally "good cube") in Zhejiang, which has been using them for nearly a year. The cost of an 80-square-meter container supermarket, with a building life span of 20 years, is only about RMB500,000 (US$74,543) and it can be placed on abandoned land instead of using building land or arable land. "Our goal is to establish 10,000 Haolifang supermarkets in the next five years across China," English People Daily quoted Chen Jianhua, founder of the Haolifang chain supermarkets, as saying.
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