Sichuan-Chongqing Cooperation Demonstration Zone (Guang’an Area) approved

The General Construction Plan of Sichuan-Chongqing Cooperative Demonstration Zone (Guang’an Area) (hereinafter referred to as Plan) has got approved by National Development and Reform Commission. The Plan set the 5 major function structures, which are Guang’an Urban Integrated Service Function Zone, Industrial Cooperative Function Zone, Trade Logistics Cooperative Function Zone, Scientific Education Cooperative Function Zone, and Biological Construction Cooperative Function Zone.

China is to speed up the construction of railway, complete the railway network in Guang’an Area, promote the transportation capacity of Xiangyang-Chongqing Railway, accelerate the construction of Lanzhou-Chongqing Railway, and carry out the planning and research of Chongqing-Guangzhou Inter-city Railway, according to the Plan.

The Plan also encourages the Sichuan-Chongqing cooperation on exploring energy and resources, building the safe, reliable, clean highly-effective and low-carbon energy security system, start the preliminary construction of phase-2 east-west water & electricity project, strengthening the protection of nuclear power plants, researching the preliminary work of nuclear power, build new energy vehicles and parts manufacturing factories in Guang’an Economic Technology Development Zone.

The construction of Guang’an Sichuan-Chongqing Cooperative Demonstration Zone will start working by 2015, and bring a notable improvement of Sichuan-Chongqing cooperation, according to the Plan.

Liu Wei