Zeng Mengxiong, the chief technician of the project, said, "We are doing this to celebrate the upcoming Liuyang International Firecracker Festival."
Zeng estimates it will take 85 to 90 minutes for all of the firecrackers to explode. The firecrackers will be let off on the opening day of the festival, October 26, when onlookers will be kept back a safe distance. The government says it is applying to have officials from the Guinness Book of Records present on the day of the event.
The Anti-water Test
Manfacturing This String of Firecrackers
Test the Firecrakers