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Vice-premier stresses tight control of property development in Xiongan

Updated: May 7,2017 3:05 PM     Xinhua

XIONGAN — Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli stressed tight control of land, property development and neighboring regions as well as protecting historical and cultural heritage and the ecological environment while developing the Xiongan New Area.

The government should plan well before taking action and make steady efforts in planning construction of the Xiongan New Area, Zhang said after an inspection trip to the region on May 6.

On April 1, China announced the plan to create the Xiongan New Area, which spans the counties of Xiongxian, Rongcheng and Anxin in Hebei province and aims to help phase out some noncapital functions from Beijing.

Zhang called for “world vision, international standards, Chinese characteristics and high goals” in planning and construction of the new area.

High and unified standards should be used in developing Xiongan’s general plan, the regulatory plan for the initial area, as well as specific plans such as Baiyangdian ecological environment protection, Zhang added.

Planning work began about one year ago, and now the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design and five other institutions are working on improving Xiongan’s general plan and the regulatory plan for the initial area

If all goes according to plan, the area will have an excellent environment, optimal urban layout, great public services and innovative development.

Green development will be prioritized when choosing industries to move into the new area. High-end and high-tech industries and service industries will be encouraged, according to Zhang.