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Lin-gang Special Area maps out guideline for Nanhui new town's future

en.lgxc.gov.cn| Updated: Apr 20, 2021 L M S

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Dishui Lake in Nanhui new town [Photo/VCG]

Nanhui new town in the Lin-gang Special Area in East China's Shanghai is to become an open, international and futuristic town within the next five years, according to an action plan released on April 14.

The Lin-gang Special Area Administration held a conference on April 20 to interpret the plan.

Zhu Zhisong, executive deputy director of the administration, said at the conference that Nanhui new town is the main urban area of the Lin-gang Special Area. As the main urban area of the Lin-gang Special Area, the 343-square-kilometer town is one of the five "new cities" - along with Jiading, Qingpu, Songjiang and Fengxian – that are deemed key to Shanghai's future growth. During the 14th Five-year Plan period (2021-25), the town has been presented with a rare opportunity to achieve a milestone in its development.

In the first quarter, investment in total fixed assets expected to amount to 14.92 billion yuan ($2.29 billion) - an increase of 102.4 percent - of which the investment in industrial fixed assets is expected to reach 7.26 billion yuan, up 47.1percent. The total industrial output value of Nanhui new town is predicted to reach 53.9 billion yuan - an increase of 172 percent – of which the output value of industrial enterprises above designated size will be 48.2 billion yuan, an increase of 129 percent. The tertiary industry is expected to achieve a total revenue of 46.9 billion yuan, up 90 percent.

Zhu said that Nanhui new town will be built into a future hub that follows the overall orientation of the integrated node cities in the Yangtze River Delta.

Wu Wei, deputy director of the Lin-gang Special Area Administration, said that Nanhui new town will roundly improve its comprehensive functions during the 14th Five-year Plan period, as well as focus on the high-quality planning and construction of four zones.

The four zones under construction are the innovation collaboration zone, the modern service open area, the Yangshan Special Comprehensive Bonded Area (Luchaogang area), and the cutting-edge science and technology industrial zone.

The innovation collaboration zone will build a smart digital urban demonstration area centered on innovation, openness and low carbon.

The modern service open area will build a tridimensional urban demonstration area featuring the joint development of railway stations and city, space integration, as well as multifunctional and policy innovation.

The Yangshan Special Comprehensive Bonded Area (Luchaogang area) will become a pilot demonstration area for special policies. It will build a dynamic platform for institutional innovation, a high-energy and internationalized industrial system, a more open functional platform, and a spatial layout with efficient integration of resources.

The cutting-edge science and technology industrial zone will be constructed as an industry-city integration area with industry agglomeration. It will also have a good standard of living and be environmentally friendly.

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The Lin-gang Special Area Administration signs a strategic cooperation with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Middle School, Shanghai East High School and Shanghai Harbour City Development (Group) Co Ltd. [Photo/WeChat account: shlgguanweihui]

A number of government-school cooperation projects were set up in Nanhui new town on the same day of the conference.

The Lin-gang Special Area Administration signed a strategic cooperation with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Middle School, Shanghai East High School and Shanghai Harbour City Development (Group) Co Ltd.

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Several companies ink cooperation agreements with the Lin-gang Special Area Administration to set up their headquarters in Lin-gang on April 20. [Photo/WeChat account: shlgguanweihui]

In addition, several companies such as Mengxiang group also inked cooperation agreements with the Lin-gang Special Area Administration to set up their headquarters in Lin-gang on April 20.

In the next five years, Nanhui new town will further highlight its openness and internationalization. It will open up at a high level and on all fronts, and integrate reform systems at a deeper level. It will create a world-class business environment and attract high-quality international resources.

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