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Qiaotou Aims to Build a Landscape Modern Industrial Town
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On January 15, the recently completed Construction Plan of Qiaotou Town (2017-2020) Draft (hereinafter referred to as “Plan”) solicited public opinions via the Internet before it was sent to Urban and Rural Planning Commission for review. Qiaotou Town attempts to gradually build the town into a landscape modern industrial town whose economy is export-oriented. At the same time, the city is positioned as an ecological city with beautiful environment and with manufacturing at its core, and is characterized by leisure tourism.

Dong River and the nearby area are defined as no constructive expansion area

The Plan announced that Qiaotou Town will have a resident population of 280,000 by 2020. Various facilities in the town are allocated based on this population size. The urban and rural construction land area of the town is limited within 30.16 square kilometers, among which urban construction land accounts for 29.66 square kilometers.

The town has delineated no constructive expansion area with 1.66 square kilometers, representing 2.97% of the total area of the town. The area mainly consists of Dong River and the nearby ecologically vulnerable land. With a total area of 686 hectares, city park green land such as Qiaodong Park, Jiangdong Park, Shanhe Park, Lianhu Park, and Qiaotou Park as well as Honghualing Ecological Zone, Songwuzhou Ecological Zone, Sanwandi Ecological Zone, and Niubu Ecological Zone were incorporated into green line and under “bound” management and control.

Under the construction plan of modern livable new cities, Qiaotou Town will work to ensure equal access to basic public services. The town plans to build 17 primary schools and 9 middle schools, and reserve 4 places for health services. The construction of major not-for-profit public cultural facilities such as integrated cultural center, Qiaotou Town Youth Museum, new library, Lotus Museum, and Lotus Square is launched in a step by step manner. Priority will be given to the construction of Qiaotou Town Culture & Sports Park. By 2020, a landmark culture and sports project with a total area of over 50,000 square meters will be completed, making every 10,000 people share an area of 1,800 square meters of public cultural facilities.

In the meantime, Qiaotou Town will further enrich the content of Mok Gar Club and Dengwu Village History Museum, protect and properly exploit such cultural and historical resources as Imperial Scholars Village, Fellows’ Ancestral Residence, Mok Gar, Dongqiao Ancient Street, Dongguan-Shenzhen Water Supply, and Revolutions Historical Sites. It is going to build a “ten-mile tourist cultural corridor” with distinctive Qiaotou characteristics to demonstrate historical and cultural features. By 2020, the full coverage of cultural facilities at town and village levels will be realized.  

Importance will be attached to the development of environmentally friendly packaging industry

In terms of space structure and land layout, Qiaotou will develop an agglomeration structure by centering on the present old city and extending along the urban development axis. It expands and heads towards the north, forming an agglomeration featuring four cities with one big city and three small ones. The four agglomerations are divided by municipal corridor and rivers, and are connected by the trunk road, constituting a relatively independent urban structure system with different functions and distinctive features. The central agglomeration serves as a comprehensive service center; the eastern agglomeration is an integrated industrial area, Qiaodong Industrial Park; the northern agglomeration is an integrated industrial area, Qiaolong Industrial Park; and the western agglomeration is eastern industrial park Qiaotou area.

The development of secondary industry rests on such industries as environmentally friendly packaging, electronic information, and hardware mold to intensify technological renovation, knock out backward capacity, and push forward technological progress and industrial upgrading. In cultivating characteristic industries, Qiaotou Town is home to 368 environmentally friendly packaging, upstream and downstream enterprises. It will further develop environmentally friendly packaging industry, and kick off the construction of collaborative innovation center for environmentally friendly packaging industry. The construction of three sub-centers featuring talent training, product inspection, and material application R&D have already been completed.

In addition, Qiaotou Town also pursues refined development of primary industry and actively develop modern urban agriculture. It is committed to developing ecological, effective, leisure and sightseeing agriculture by integrating Songshan Lianhu scenic spot, Lotus Planting Industrial Park, Demonstration Area of Modern Agriculture, Songwuzhou and Dadongzhouhe vegetable fields. It aims to complete high-standard basic farmland construction.

 

 

Source: Nanfang Daily


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