can someone review this sentence for me please?
However, having suffered repeated delays and budget overruns, this project, instead of bringing benefits to Hong Kong and Beijing as planned, is in fact unexpectedly deteriorating the economic and political relations between these two cities just like a wrestling match.
A long sentence. And I just want to make it clear that below I'm talking about the sentence above
For me, it should have only one of these 2 parts --- 'having ... ' and 'instead of ...'
While here it contains both of them, to me it is like: (the project) 'having ....', 'instead of ....', the project is deteriorating .......
Is it gramatically correct and does it sound good to a EN speaker? If not, how should I fix the problem?
Also, about the 'in fact' used in the last part of the sentence, is that correct? Because if I change 'in fact' to 'actually', though they have the same meaning but the sentence will turn to 'is actually unexpectedly .....'. which sounds really weird to me.