I Have a Mansion in the Post-apocalyptic World - Chapter 1556 - The Ambition of Loki Jr.
Chapter 1556: The Ambition of Loki Jr.
“An incredible technology.”
Jason, who just walked out of the Mars space elevator, stepped on the ground covered with alloy plates in his boots. He wore a spacesuit and adjusted the button on his belt. After he saw the pointer was stable at 1G, he let out sincere praise.
Even on Mars with low gravity conditions, he could feel the same gravity as on Earth. He just had to remember to charge the gravity belt regularly, and he could walk and live normally like on Earth.
Levitt, who walked out of the space elevator after Jason, got on the elevator and asked him.
“How are you feeling?”
“Very good, it feels like I can fly with a small leap.” After Jason stretched his limbs, he said with a smile, “What would you say if anti-gravity technology is used in a car?”
Although Jason only said it as a joke, Levitt replied after careful consideration.
“Isn’t there already maglev cars? If the anti-gravity module is designed to be large enough to support the entire car, the cost will probably not be low. After all, the cost of a gravity belt is no less than 10,000 Xin New dollars.”
“That makes sense.” Jason laughed.
Jason Loki, the youngest son of the Loki family and CEO of B City Steel Group. The assistant his father Loki selected for him stood next to him. Levitt graduated from the Department of Economics from Columbia University and was about five years older than Jason.
The B City Consortium only ventured into the steel industry recently, and even this steel group was registered not long ago. The entire B City Steel Group, except for an office on B City’s Financial Avenue and more than 20 employees, including accountants, only had 10 million Xin New dollars on the book.
10 million Xin New dollars.
As the start-up money for this new venture, it was quite generous. However, for companies involved in heavy industry, especially space resources, this start-up capital was not enough. However, Loki was not too concerned about money. After all, with the backing of First B City Bank, as long as the family members could see the prospects, he could easily get a loan of hundreds of millions of Xin New dollars.
It was the difference between the rich and the poor in entrepreneurship. From the very beginning, he was hacking the system.
After they got to the train, they went directly to Heavenly Palace City from the space elevator base station located at the equator.
Compared with half a year ago, Heavenly Palace City had doubled in size. Alloy plates made of steel were spread out from the cabin in the center of the colony to the edge of the city, and the rebuilt concrete wall was larger and stronger than the previous shooting platform. The ferocious electromagnetic gun tubes on the concrete wall were said to be prepared for the Devil Worms.
However, there were very few Devil Worms spotted in recent days.
The ultrasonic fences made them consciously stay away from Heavenly Palace City, and the reason why they choose to pave the road with steel plates was only that it was cheaper than cement paving. After a closer examination, it was easy to spot that most of the buildings in the city were made from metal.
After they left Heavenly Palace Station, Jason deliberately chose not to take the bus but decided to walk.
As he headed to the colonial cabin in the center of the city, he carefully observed the city on Mars. Perhaps in response to the invasion of the Devil Worms, the city was designed with the layout of a fort from the beginning. This design was not related to aesthetics, as just from the appearance, it did not look comfortable to the people living inside.
After he took note of that, he walked to the colonial cabin in the center of the city, displayed his business card to the receptionist at the front desk, and headed to the governor’s office with the staff.
“Are you Mr. Hong Zewei?” Jason extended his right hand with a smile as he looked at the man in the office. Then, he greeted politely, “I often hear my father mention your name and praise you for being an outstanding governor. I was a little skeptical before, but now I am convinced.”
“Mr. Loki?” Hong Zewei just smiled lightly at the flattery words without more of a response, “He called me earlier, but I didn’t expect you to come so quickly. Please sit down, there is not much to treat you with. I hope Mr. Loki will forgive me.”
“Not at all, the fact that you can take time out of your busy schedule is already an honor for me,” Jason smiled and said humbly.
The youngest son from the Loki family was very knowledgeable about Chinese culture, and not just someone who scratched the surface. From the moment he entered, he had communicated with Hong Zewei in Mandarin, and his words were relatively humble without the slightest arrogance of someone from a big family.
Because of this, Hong Zewei’s first impression of him was positive. Compared with the nouveau riches who waved money and acted arrogantly the moment they stepped into the office; it was obviously more comfortable to work with this kind of people.
Now that the development of space resources was the trend, Heavenly Palace City did not lack investors. Because Celestial Trade was also the leader in this aspect, as a governor in Celestial Trade, Hong Zewei did not need to act politely to anyone.
“This is?” Jason asked when he saw the wine-red tea on the table.
“Losim tea, it is a type of fungus that grows in the mantle and is a companion species of oxygen-producing fungi. After being dried, it is surprisingly delicious when used to make tea. It is a very popular drink in Heavenly Palace City.” He picked up the tea, took a sip, the said in a joking manner with a smile, “It is not poisonous, rest assured.”
Jason copied Hong Zewei’s action and took a sip of tea. When he felt the sweet coolness spread down in his throat, his eyes lit up.
“This is a great tea!”
“You can take some back,” Hong Zewei said, “Next year we plan to ship a batch to Celestial City for sale. It is not for sale as of now.”
“Then I’ll make myself feel at home.” Jason laughed.
The two chatted for a while and soon got to the topics prepared for today. Jason visited on behalf of the B City Steel Group, and his purpose was self-evident. And Heavenly Palace City, in the midst of restructuring, naturally welcomed a large international capital with open arms.
“We are very optimistic about the development prospects here and plan to invest and set up factories on Mars. The entire B City Steel Group was established for this purpose, and I am here for that,” Jason said, “Of course, in addition to steel, we are also very interested in other industries.”
“Such as real estate.”
“Oh? Does Mr. Jason see the prospects for real estate development in Heavenly Palace City?” Hong Zewei smiled.
“With the establishment of Interstellar Highway and a second space elevator in South America, there will soon be a flood of immigrants from Earth, as well as tourists. And I noticed that the buildings here all seemed to have been carved out of a mold. With all due respect, in terms of comfort and aesthetics, it’s certainly not great,” Jason said with a smile.
“Many people complained to me about this.” After Hong Zewei took a sip of the tea, he said, “After all, in the early days, survival was the most important element.”
“In the future, the citizens of Heavenly Palace City will be very wealthy. After all, you are sitting on a treasure. I think it is necessary to improve the housing in the city. If you trust me, you can give this task to us. I know a few talents in this area, they will surely be able to design beautiful and comfortable apartment buildings for the city,” Jason said while he looked eagerly at Hong Zewei, who sat across from him.
The development of real estate on Mars required a lot of steel, and this steel could be supplied by the B City Steel Group. After he turned the manufactured steel into housing, sell them to immigrants who settle on Mars, or develop them into high-quality hotels, B City Steel Group was bound to make a boatload.
Jason also saw something more long-term.
Five years later, once the Earth Defense Alliance rescued Golovins’ starship from Europa’s ice sheet, it was necessary to find a place for those refugees of the extraterrestrial civilization. This place was unlikely to be on Earth, so the most likely place was Mars.
As long as the B City Consortium development was successful in the next five years, it could be an opportunity to win the bid for this contract.
What kind of business with your own people is posher than doing business with aliens?
It is not just about being posh.
From this business, Jason saw countless banknotes.
In five years, when people mention his name, he will no longer be the youngest son of the Loki family of the B City Consortium, but a steel tycoon.