Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 392 - Give an inch and take a mile
Zhang Ruiqiang told Feng Yu the news and also instructed the Health Ministry to give the approval before Lunar New Year. Once the equipment arrived after the New Year, the Trade and Industry Bureau will also expedite the procedures.
Zhang Ruiqiang had thought that Feng Yu would be happy with this news. Feng Yu had created this mess was to get the approval, and Zhang Ruiqiang had helped him solved his problems within a day. He hopes Feng Yu would stop creating problems for him and focus on the automobile project.
But at this time, Feng Yu had new conditions.
“Thank you for helping us solve this problem. But we still cannot start this conversion yet.”
“What else do you want?” Zhang Ruiqiang was furious. You are too much!
“Look, after we bought the new equipment, we can’t install it into our current hospital. There is not enough space. That equipment must be installed in a specialized area. For example, X-ray machines. If we just haphazardly install the machine, the doctors will refuse to operate those machines. They could get cancer from the radiation.”
“Just tell me what you want!” Zhang Ruiqiang waved he had impatiently.
“We need to Government to give us a plot of land to build a new hospital. A modern hospital.”
“Impossible! There are still empty spaces in your Machinery Company. Why should we give you land? How big can a hospital be?”
“Currently, we have only about 30 beds. There should be no problem if we tear down the wards and install the machine. But our Machinery Company’s employees and their family’s members add up to a few thousand. 30 beds will not be enough. Further, as the company expands, we will have more employees. We will not ask for more. Just a medium size hospital with about 100 beds should be enough.”
Zhang Ruiqiang frowned. This was indeed a problem. The Machinery Company was expanding very fast, and it was becoming bigger than the Motor Factory and Aviation Factory. A 30 beds hospital was really too small.
But he thought for a while. Something was not right. Who would fall sick and be hospitalized all the time? Usually, patients will be on dripped and be warded for a few days. Empty beds were a waste of resources.
“100 beds hospital? How many of your Machinery Company’s employees will be warded at the same time? This is a waste!”
“How can it be a waste? Our hospital does not serve the Machinery Company only. We are opening the hospital to the public too. Just our Bing City alone has almost 10 million residents. Our hospital has the most advanced equipment and also have professors as consultation doctors. There will be many patients that will be hospitalized. The beds will not be empty. It might not even be enough.”
“Fine. Is there any plot of land near to the Machinery Company? But we will not let you use the land for free. You must pay!” This problem had been discussed during the meeting. Zhang Ruiqiang pretended that this was a difficult task. This was to prevent Feng Yu from wanting to use the land without paying.
“No problem. The Machinery Company will pay. This will also let the Machinery Company have a bigger stack in this hospital. We can also exchange the land where the present hospital was located at, with the new plot of land. This will lower the cost of the new plot of land, right?” Feng Yu said like it was a fair deal.
Zhang Ruiqiang rolled his eyes. Return the original plot to the government? It was not so easy. The Machinery Company’s hospital was located in the Machinery Company premises. You return the land to the government, and who can the property be sold to? The Machinery Company’s main door had security guards, and it was not easy for outsiders to enter the premises. How can that plot of land be utilized?
If I agreed to Feng Yu’s suggestions, then that plot of land will be unsold. In the end, the Machinery Company will still be the one who would gain from this deal. You think I am stupid?
“You already have a plot of land in mind?” Zhang Ruiqiang stared at Feng Yu from the corner of his eyes. This brat must have a target in mind.
“Since you mentioned this, then I think the government should let the Machinery Company use the land beside our premises. We do not need a big area. Just from the Machinery Company to the end of the street up north should be enough.”
Zhang Ruiqiang recalled the area and was furious. Should be enough? That plot of land was the size of 2 stadiums. How big was his hospital?
“Stop dreaming! Although that plot of land was all one-story buildings, the relocation fees will not be cheap too. Furthermore, that is a big plot of land. Isn’t two hectors be more than enough for you to build your hospital?”
“Our Machinery Company will settle the residents’ relocation. I guarantee that the residents will get the right compensations. With a bigger area, we can build out Machinery Company’s quarters. We have a lot of employees, and they need a place to stay. The Machinery Company’s hostels were almost full. There were also employees that are getting married. They also need their own apartments. We have created so much taxes for the City, and now we are just asking the City for some help. We are also not asking the City to pay for all these. Why is it impossible?”
The Machinery Company will not give out houses to their employees for free. But the company can sell those houses to the employees at cost prices. The land and construction cost will only amount to a few hundred RMB per Square meters. It was affordable for both working couples to own a 2-bedroom apartment. The most important, the apartment was owned by the employees. Those employees will surely agree to this proposal.
Zhang Ruiqianfg looked at Feng Yu. He was too furious to say a thing. So, that plot of land was not only to build a hospital. It was also to build apartment buildings for your employees. The government agencies do not have enough apartments for their employees. Why should the government let the Machinery Company build new apartments?
The relocation task must not be handed over to Feng Yu. If Feng Yu gave those residents high relocation compensation, then how will the City Government relocate the residents in the future? The residents will demand the same compensation as the Machinery Company.
Others might not do such things, but this Feng Yu would surely do it!
“At most, I can only approve half of the land what you wanted. It will also be after the City relocated the residents. It is winter now and the Lunar New Year is around the corner. How can we relocate the residents? Also, the price of that plot of land will be based on the city district’s last year valuation.”
“Huh? That district is in the center of the city. Our Machinery Company is located on the outskirts. How can it be the same? Even if you priced the land 50% of that district, it is also considered overpriced.”
“Deal!” Zhang Ruiqiang banged on the table.
Feng Yu: “……”
What deal? Feng Yu sighed. He was tricked by Zhang Ruiqiang again. But you think that I will suffer loss? Impossible!
“I can accept this price. But we will build a high-rise building. The floor area ratio will be 5.”
“What? Just a workers’ apartment building and you want to build a high-rise building? The floor area ratio is 5?” Although Zhang Ruiqiang was not in charge of construction in the City, he knew about the floor area ratio. When he was at the Foreign Affairs department, he had also overseen the development of their employees’ hostel. Normally, floor area ratios were about 2. How high can a workers’ quarters be? 7 stories should be considered high. He had never heard of a workers’ quarters that is in a high-rise building!
“That’s right. We have a lot of employees. This is something that will benefit our employees. We will also demolish those old buildings in the factory area. Those employees will be shifted over to this new building. If we are going to build a 3 to 5 stories building, it will not be enough. I had made some calculations. Other than the garden in the center, a 16 stories apartment building should be enough. The maximum will not be more than 18 stories.” Feng Yu counted with his fingers.
“Don’t even think about it. 18 stories building? Even a 10 stories building is not allowed! At most, you are only allowed to build a 7-stories building.” This is just a workers’ quarters. Why do you even need a garden in the center?
“Leader, we are doing this to promote Bing City. Think about this. If people knew that Bing City’s Machinery Company’s workers’ quarters are all high-rise buildings, that means that our Bing City have been doing well. High rise buildings are a must for a modern city. We are just following the trend. This is also a form of promotion. More be will be willing to invest and relocate to Bing City. What’s wrong with that? Furthermore, that plot of land will not block anyone’s view. Why can’t I build a high-rise building?”
“You go back first. I need to think about this!” Zhang Ruiqiang waved his hand in frustration. Why did he felt that everything that Feng Yu does, must be different from others?