On the south side of the core area, there is a cubic building. This building is about 20 meters high. At the bottom is a huge hollow that is transparent from north to south, and a track that is much narrower than normal train tracks passes through it. .
It can be seen from the opening that inside the building is a huge lifting device made of steel frames, with a steel cable as thick as a baby’s arm hanging in the middle.
Abbas introduced to charlie, “Mr. Wade, this is the main shaft of the underground fortification. Its current vertical depth is about 120 meters. The first phase of the underground fortification is currently excavating horizontally at this depth. The lifting device is the cage, and equipment, personnel, and excavated rocks basically come in and out from here.”
He pointed to another similar cubic building in the distance, and introduced, “That one is the auxiliary shaft of the underground fortification. Consistent with the main well, it is mainly responsible for ventilation and drainage of all underground working faces.”
charlie nodded, and said, “The current spy satellites and drones are too advanced, and the ground facilities can’t even escape Google’s satellites, so the underground fortifications will be the most important thing in the future.”
Abbas immediately said, ” Don’t worry, sir, in the current infrastructure budget, more than 65% of the budget is given to underground fortifications. The future underground fortifications will not only meet the needs of all personnel’s life and material storage, but also shoulder most of the daily training needs. We will build a safe energy storage and backup energy system underground, which is enough to deal with most emergencies.”
While speaking, the lifting device under the cubic building lifted a huge square steel cage up.
Interestingly, this steel cage has two layers, the upper layer is for people, and the lower layer is for a rail mine car.
After the steel cage came to a complete stop, more than a dozen men wearing helmets standing on the upper floor came out of it and walked from the second floor to the first floor.
The workers waiting on the first floor walked directly into the steel cage on the bottom floor, fixed the traction rope on the mine car filled with gravel, and then pulled the mine car along the track to the loading and unloading yard hundreds of meters away. At the other end, workers pushed an empty mine car into the steel cage.
Subsequently, the entire steel cage was lowered into the ground again.
After watching the whole process, charlie couldn’t help frowning and said, “Abbas, relying on this kind of straight up and down cages to transport people and supplies, isn’t the turnover efficiency too low? This time, at most dozens of people, or a few tons of goods, can be transported. Even if it takes a few minutes, the efficiency will be a drop in the bucket in an emergency.”
Abbas hurriedly said, “Mr. Wade, you are right, the current two shafts are actually configurations in the construction stage, and the underground fortifications are still only elementary. stage, so these two shafts are used for underground construction; “
“However, in the next step, we will build a hub building covering an area of more than 100,000 square meters on the west side of the airport runway, and then from the hub building On the inner floor, a double-lane inclined shaft is directly excavated for vehicles to enter and exit;”
“The inclined shaft will lead directly from the ground of the building to the underground fortifications, just like a tunnel with a steep slope. Once completed, all personnel, vehicles and equipment will drive up and down from here, and the overall turnover speed will increase geometrically. The convenience is no different from that on the ground. Difference.”
charlie nodded, “How many workers are working in the mine at the same time?”
Abbas said, “We are now speeding up the progress regardless of cost, so all types of work in the mine are counted, and there are probably five or six hundred people working at the same time. ” charlie
asked again, “By the way, what are those Sicilian mafias brought back from Canada before doing now?” The underground fortification has been built. Our normal construction team works three shifts a day and works eight hours a day. However, these mafia teams work two shifts a day and works twelve hours a day. After all, they are a bunch of bastards full of crimes. So we don’t pay much attention to labor laws for them, as long as they don’t get tired to death.” charlie couldn’t help laughing and said, “After all, there are more than 800 Sicilian elites, killing people, setting fires, bullying the market, and they don’t feel tired after working for 24 hours in a row It’s definitely not a problem for them to work underground for twelve hours.” After that, charlie asked again, “By the way, where are those Hongmen disciples?” Abbas smiled and said, “Mr. It hasn’t arrived yet.” charlie laughed dumbly. It is indeed a long way from Hong Kong Island. If it takes more than 20 days, it will definitely not be possible. At this moment, the double-layered cage was lifted up again, and as soon as the iron fence on the upper floor was opened, hunter (Hamid ), who was wearing a red helmet, walked out from inside accompanied by several soldiers from the Wanlong Temple. charlie recognized him at a glance, and shouted “Hasling!” hunter (Hamid ) looked at charlie following the sound, showing his increasingly fat belly.
Seeing that it was charlie who was greeting him, he was overjoyed and shouted, “Oh, Mr. Wade, brother wade!” After finishing speaking, he took
a few quick steps and ran towards charlie.
Quickly running in front of charlie, hunter (Hamid ) held charlie’s hand happily while panting heavily, and asked excitedly, “brother wade, when did you come?”
“Just arrived.” charlie Smiling slightly, he looked at his swollen belly, and joked, “Brother, you have gained a lot of weight recently, and it seems that your life is quite comfortable.”
hunter (Hamid ) smiled, cupped his hands and said, “Bless you, brother! Now The war is over, every day besides sleeping is eating, not to mention eating well, and sleeping well, the weight will naturally come up.” After speaking
, he turned and pointed to the main well behind him, and said enviously, “Brother, Your underground fortifications are so damn well built! The lanes are three or four meters high, compared to yours, my underground fortifications are just a mouse hole if they are stretched to death!”
charlie laughed and said to him “Brother, don’t worry, when the construction here is almost done, I’ll let Abbas arrange the arrangement and upgrade it for you.”
hunter (Hamid ) heard this, his hands trembled excitedly, and asked him excitedly, “Brother, how about this?” Seriously?”
charlie nodded and smiled, “Of course, when did I tell a lie?”
Then, charlie said again, “Did you see those hard-working Sicilian elites down there just now?”
“Sicilian elites?” hunter (Hamid ) asked curiously, “You mean the Canadian mafia working below?”
“Yes.” charlie nodded and said with a smile, “These people will also be sent to you at that time!”