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MELBOURNE , Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Australia's most iconic stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), will build a skywalk allowing tourists a panoramic view of the venue and surrounding city from 70 meters above ground.
The project, announced on Thursday by the Victorian government, will cost an estimated 1.8 million U.S. dollars and also encompasses the potential installation of a zip line across the MCG's roof, shooting thrill-seekers across the ground - from scoreboard to scoreboard - in seconds.
Already one of Australia's most popular tourist's attractions , the MCG is expected to pull in thousands more people during its quieter, non-playing periods with the new features.
Construction of the skywalk, which will also give customers a full view of the Melbourne Park sports precinct and entire city, is expected to begin at some stage during 2016 and take around 12 months to complete.
However, the design of the walk above the 100,000 seat stadium is yet to be finalized.
The Victorian government - which last year launched a new tourist campaign , Visit Victoria, will contribute more than 450,000 U.S. dollars to the project.
Victoria's Sports Minister John Eren said the new walk would rival the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, a tourist draw which has attracted more than 3 million people since it opened.
""We've got to show it off and the best way to show it off is the bird's eye view from the top of the MCG,"" Eren said on Thursday.
""It's a great project. It is very much about showcasing our wonderful precinct and this will go a long way to making sure not only locals enjoy this iconic ground from a different perspective but interstate and overseas visitors.""
However, not everyone believes the idea will be a success , with former Australian Football League (AFL) Melbourne Demons great David Schwarz saying the plan was ""gimmicky"".
""I'm not a fan of it,"" David Schwarz said on Melbourne radio on Thursday.
""You wouldn't see it at Lord's or Wimbledon, I just think it cheapens it a little bit.""
In the past 12 months, the MCG has hosted the cricket's World Cup final, the AFL grand final, rugby league's state of origin and the International Champions Cup (ICC) with guest teams Real Madrid , Manchester City and Roma gracing the hallowed turf.
" Kitchen Appliances Market Projected To Be Worth $246.3 Billion By 2022: Grand View Research Inc.
by sonali_86 · January 8, 2019
San Francisco, 8 January 2019:聽The Report聽Kitchen Appliances Market聽Analysis By Product (Refrigerator, Cooking Appliances, Dishwasher), By Application (Commercial , Residential) And Segment Forecasts To 2022
The global聽kitchen appliances market聽is estimated to worth USD 246.3 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Research and development or innovation by industry participant is anticipated to boost industry growth over the forecast period.
Energy efficiency, cost, technology advancement, quality of the products affect the consumers鈥?buying decision. Emergence of ecommerce industry and investment in distribution channels has not only boosted industry participants鈥?revenue but also has expanded their reach. Growing demand for product up-gradation is anticipated to drive industry growth over the next seven years.
Governments worldwide are focusing on curbing energy consumption through new regulation and consumer awareness campaign , which is anticipated to drive demand for energy efficient technology products.
Changing consumer lifestyle and increasing income level is expected to boost industry growth over the forecast period. Increasing demand for ready-to-eat food may pose a challenge to growth over the next seven years.
Access Research Report of Kitchen Appliances Market @聽 Further key findings from the study suggest:
Kitchen appliances include dishwasher, cooking appliances, refrigerator, and other minor product. Some cooking products include griller, oven, barbecue , heater, fryer, cooker, etc. Increase in surplus money and growing dual earning family is expected to drive the demand for higher end or luxury product. Dishwashers are estimated to witness substantial growth owing to increasing home maid wage and decreasing time for household chores. The cooking appliances market is estimated to grow at CAGR of more than 4% over the forecast period. Commercial refrigerators are commonly used at convenience stores, grocery stores, restaurants , cafeterias, supermarkets, and other food stores. Increasing in number of fast-food restaurants is expected to favor commercial segment growth over the forecast period. Residential segment was valued at more than USD 100 billion in 2014 and is expected to be the key application sector over the next seven years. North America kitchen appliances market is anticipated to dominate global revenue generation in the coming years. Asia Pacific kitchen appliances market is anticipated to witness significant growth owing to increase income level and rising middle class population in the region. Indian government 鈥淢ake in India鈥?initiative will not only聽boost manufacturing but also enable industry players to offer products at low cost to Indian customers. Europe kitchen appliances market is expected to be propelled by increasing demand for energy efficient products. Government in European countries and the European Union are trying to curb energy consumption through new regulation and consumer awareness program. Companies operating in the industry include Dacor Inc, AB Electrolux, LG Electronics, Haier Group Corporation , Panasonic Corporation, and Philips Electronics. Other prominent vendors.