According to local media, famous Croatian musicians will attend the opening ceremony of an epic megaproject in China – the New Silk Road.
Earlier this year, at the two-day summit ''The Belt and Road'' which was held in Beijing in May 2017, the Chinese president Xi Jinping said that China would invest $124 billion in the project ''The New Silk Road'' or One Belt (Yi dai yi lu) designed to reconnect continents, and the East and the West.
This epic engagement from China to Europe, from Beijing to London, includes 68 countries throughout Asia, Africa and Europe, including Croatia. The construction is to start next year.
The project anticipates the construction of the fast railway, and the road network of a massive 13,000 kilometres. China has already invested $50 billion and announced to increase the investments for $14,5 billion. The total cost of the project, which is to be completed by 2049, is estimated at more than $1,000 billion.
As stated by local media, the famous Croatian pianist Maksim Mrvica and a singer, songwriter and composer Tonci Huljic will attend the grand opening. Huljic will write the opening piece, whilst the event will mark the beginning of Mrvica’s Chinese tour 2018.
Sold out concerts and a great honour that has been given to the Croatian pianist only confirm the status of the popular crossover pianist in the Far East. The audience there love Mrvica thus, he always fills up concert halls with ease. The pianist is recognized wherever he goes that people react enthusiastically to his appearance. Mrvica was even declared an honorary mayor of one Chinese city.