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Press Release for Media Briefing of the Shanghai Municipal Government on March 30, 2021

March 31, 2021

Press Release for Media Briefing of the Shanghai Municipal Government on March 30, 2021

The Information Office of Shanghai Municipality held a municipal government press conference this morning (March 30). Lu Fangzhou, Secretary of the CPC Jiading District Committee, gave a briefing on the “Action Plan for the Construction of Jiading New Town in the 14th Five-Year Plan Period” (hereinafter referred to as the “Action Plan”). Gao Xiang, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Jiading District Committee and district chief, Li Feng, deputy chief of Jiading District, Guan Hongmei, director of the Jiading District Development and Reform Commission, and Cai Ning, director of the Jiading District Commission of Economy, attended the press conference and jointly answered questions from reporters.

I.The Main Contents of the Action Plan for the Construction of the Jiading New Town

 

(1)Strategic positioning, main objectives, and functional layout of the Jiading New Town

 

In terms of strategic positioning, the new town will play the role of a central hub on the Shanghai-Nanjing development axis and build a national smart transportation pilot test zone. It will initially have the status of an independent comprehensive hub town by 2025, and will basically be established as a comprehensive hub town in the Yangtze River Delta city clusters by 2035. It will become a highland of technological innovation, intelligent transportation, integrated development, and humanities and education. It will become a model among Shanghai’s new towns as it plays a leading role to drive growth in nearby areas.

The main target is to speed up a new round of construction by embracing the competition, learning from each other, and striving to be a leader. First, the industrial functions will be greatly improved. The new town will take the opportunity of building the International Automobile Smart City and the “Silicon Valley” for new energy smart cars in the Yangtze River Delta to create a new growth ecosystem that is led by “four new modernizations” in vehicles (namely electrification, intelligence, networking, sharing), smart sensors, the Internet of Things, and other 100-billion-yuan industries, as well as the online new economy. The new town aims to become a driver behind the city’s high-quality development, the key platform to support the city’s initiative on “Five-type Economy” (namely innovation-driven economy, service economy, open economy, headquarters economy and flux economy), and a model benchmark for the integrated development of the industry and the town. By 2025, the GDP of Jiading District will reach 360 billion yuan, and the total industrial output of Jiading New Town will reach a trillion yuan. Second, the new town will play a prominent role in fostering science and technological innovation. Relying on the construction of the important platform to support ??the Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center, the new town will promote the construction of two 100 billion yuan-level science and technology parks under cooperation between the district, research institutions and universities. It will create a platform that nurtures innovative technology, distributes innovative elements, and fosters transformation of innovative results in the Yangtze River Delta city cluster. By 2025, the number of high-tech enterprises will exceed 1,400, and the ratio of R&D expenditures against the value added will remain above 5%. Third, the transportation hub function will be established. The new town will strive to create a national pilot zone for smart transportation, carry out pilot trials for the coordinated development of national smart city infrastructure and smart interconnected vehicles, and become the best practice area and demonstration zone for smart transportation in the Yangtze River Delta. By 2025, Jiading New Town’s smart transportation coverage rate will reach 100%. It will take 30 minutes to travel to the downtown area, 40 minutes to the neighboring new towns, and 45 minutes to the cities adjacent to Shanghai. Fourth, the quality of public services will be improved. The new town will advance the completion and operation of a batch of high-level public service facilities, build a batch of high-quality public spaces, hold a batch of cultural and sports events and festivals with national and even global influence, and become an important platform to support the city’s efforts to build a world-renowned sports city. By 2025, the coverage of inclusive nurseries in Jiading New Town will reach 90%, and the coverage of the community-based comprehensive service circles will reach 100%. Fifth, the environment will be eco-friendly for people of all ages. The new town will take the lead in building a “park town”, “low-carbon town”, “resilient town” and “waste-free town.” By 2025, the proportion of days with excellent and good AQIs within the new town will reach over 85%, the per capita park green area will reach 11.5 square meters, and the forest coverage will reach over 21%.

In terms of functional and spatial layout, the new town will strive to create the connection channel for the integration of the Yangtze River Delta and the Hongqiao International Hub for Opening-up, and further optimize the spatial structure and functional layout of Jiading New Town. It will deliver on expansion plans towards the north and the west. The new town will be extended to the north area of the Jiading Industrial Park, with the planned area to be expanded to 159.5 square kilometers. Towards the west, it will join hands with the Anting Hub to form a 2.2-square-kilometer transportation hub, therefore creating a new urban space pattern of “One Core, One Hub, Two Axes and Four Zones.” “One Core” is the core area of ??Jiading New Town, focusing on the Yuanxianghu central activity area, while improving the comprehensive functions of R&D headquarters, public services, smart governance, ecology and leisure activities to create the “Smart Core Center” for the new town. “One Hub” is the Anting Hub, with Anting North Station and Anting West Station as the core, aiming to create a comprehensive transportation hub that integrates the stations with the city, and extends its influence to the Yangtze River Delta; “Two Axes”, namely the Shanghai-Nanjing Development Axis and the Development Axis along the Yangtze River, are the main areas to expand the influence of the Jiading New Town. The “Four Zones” are the East Malu Industry-City Integrated Development Demonstration Zone, the Independent Innovation Industry Zone of the Science and Technology City, the Key Demonstration Zone of World-renowned Sports City, and the Demonstration Zone of Old Town Landscape.

(2)The main tasks of the planning and construction of Jiading New Town

For the construction of Jiading New Town, the priorities are to “foster industry-city integration, establish complete functions, create a balance between workplace and residential areas, build an eco-friendly living area, improve transportation convenience, and ensure efficient governance.” The new town will promote the clustering of special functions according to local conditions, and leverage the new system design to make it an ideal place for living and work. It will create a people-friendly ecological space with brand-new concepts, and create a unique smart city with brand-new technologies, reflecting the “newness” of the new town in the following six aspects.

First, the new town will create the most competitive high-end industrial functions. It will be committed to expanding strategic emerging industries, strengthening special industrial parks, optimizing the “Five-type Economy,” and making full use of its functions to foster innovation. By 2025, the “new four modernizations” in automobiles, smart sensors and the Internet of Things industries will reach a size of at least 100 billion yuan. The output of high-performance medical equipment and precision medicine industry will rise by 15% annually. The total output of the online new economy will reach about 400 billion yuan. Two new 10-billion-yuan special industrial parks and five new leading enterprises with sales of 10-billion-yuan will be created.

Second, the new town will create a first-class public service system in the city. On the one hand, it will build a higher-quality public service system. In terms of education, it will accelerate the introduction and advancement of leading projects such as Shanghai Experimental School Jiading New Town Campus and Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Jiading Experimental School, thus comprehensively improving the quality of schools, and building an education system with teaching capability equivalent to that in the downtown area. In terms of medical treatment, the new town will further promote the national healthy city pilot program. On top of promoting the integration and upgrading of Ruijin Hospital north campus and the construction of Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, the new town will continue to introduce high-level and international medical resources, and build an integrated, high-quality, and full-life circle health and medical service system. In terms of culture, it will further expand the influence of brand activities such as the Shanghai Automobile Cultural Festival and Confucius Cultural Festival, boost the positive spillover effect of well-known cultural venues such as the Poly Grand Theater, and make every effort to promote the cultural brand of “a charming town with automobile culture and tourism.” On the other hand, it will create unique urban services and functions. Leveraging the urban digital service platforms such as the first national pilot demonstration zone for smart interconnected vehicles in Shanghai and the first global 5G smart transportation demonstration zone, the new town aims to create urban service functions such as autonomous driving and smart mobility, which are available only in the Yangtze River Delta. It will continue to host the F1 race and promote the landing of the F1 Esports Series China Championship.

Third, the new town will create a vibrant living space. It will optimize urban design, elaborate on key details such as urban color, urban furniture and the fifth façade of buildings in order to light up the “horizon” and “skyline” of the Jiading New Town. The new town will improve the quality of living, build a number of high-quality, characteristic international communities, entrepreneurial communities and high-end residential compounds to enhance the town’s allure to high-end and innovative entrepreneurs. It will gather high-quality talents, make full use of relevant policies of municipal departments on optimizing the settlement and residence of talents in new towns, introduce leading talents in the field of education and health, and provide living subsidies of no less than two million yuan to create a sound and favorable environment for talent development.

Fourth, the new town will create an ecological environment with the charm of Jiangnan water towns. It will construct green space and clear blue waterways to form a large ecological pattern of integration of pastoral water, forest and lake. The new town is eyeing to build itself into a resilient urban space with flexibility, resistance and rapid recovery capabilities to ensure safety of the city.

Fifth, the new town will build a seamless transportation hub in the Yangtze River Delta region. It will construct Anting Hub to promote the formation of a comprehensive transportation hub in Western Shanghai, which integrates national railway, regional railway, rail transit, medium capacity passenger rail system, long-distance passenger transport and conventional public transport. The new town will enhance the intensity of transit-oriented development around Jiading North Hub, and strive to build a hub node integrating functions like rail transit, bus transfers, residential leisure and entertainment and consumption. It will construct a fast and smooth internal and external road network system and a three-dimensional and pluralistic public transport system.

Sixth, the new town will create a modern governance model of digital empowerment. It will improve the level of digital governance. It will focus on economic digitalization, governance digitalization and life digitalization, aiming to make Jiading New Town the leader and model area of digital transformation. The new town will enhance the comprehensive governance ability of the community. Based on the construction standards and quality requirements higher than those of downtown districts, the new town will build a one-stop and functional community service complex, promote the penetration of management service resources, consolidate social service functions to meet the public service needs of residential communities covering all age groups.

(3) Key areas and major projects for the planning and construction of Jiading New Town

In key areas, efforts should be made to build "Three Models + Five Key Points". The town will build three model demonstration zones, namely Yuanxianghu Central Lake Activity Zone, Jiabao Intelligent Bay Future Urban Practice Zone and Ximen Historic and Cultural Block. Five key development areas are as follows: Industry-City Integration Development Zone in the East, the Science and Technology Hub in the North, the Anting Functional Hub, Jiading Ancient Historical Area, as well as the Hengli Cultural Waterway.

On major projects, during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period, Jiading New Town is expected to complete an investment of about 250 billion yuan. At present, 20 major functional projects have been formed, which are expected to invest around 100 billion yuan and included as part of the city’s major projects whose implementation are to be guaranteed.

(4) Implementation Guarantee of the Planning and Construction of Jiading New Town

On overall management. We will adhere to the principle of “coordinating all the activities of the town as in a chess game” to promote the implementation of various special plans. In view of key areas and major projects, we will study and formulate differentiated development, construction, management and operation mechanisms. Jiading New Town Expert Advisory Group is set up to promote community planners and identify technical consultants in key areas.

On policy guarantee. We will strengthen the interpretation, research and implementation of 29 important policies implemented in the Hongqiao International Hub for Opening-up, and replicate and promote favorable policies in the new town. In terms of industry, land, finance and taxation, we should formulate more precise special policies.

II. Promotion and Implementation of Planning and Construction of Jiading New Town

Since last year when the CPC Municipal Committee and the Municipal Government made plans to promote the construction of the five new towns, the authorities have adhered to the principle of “deliberate planning followed by swift action.” While formulating the action plan in a scientific manner, the authorities are making every effort to promote the “two cohesion forces.” First, focus on planning optimization. The new town will accelerate the optimization of overall planning and urban design, and invite Academician Wu Zhiqiang, Vice-President of Tongji University, to serve as the chief planner of Jiading New Town. On March 11, a seminar on the mid-term results of the conceptual master plan of the new town was held, during which the core concept of “innovative Jiading, cross-over hub” was determined. We will coordinate the urban design of key areas, and the solicitation(competition) of international plans for the five key areas will be completed by the end of next month. New rules, regulations and relevant adjustments of the three demonstration zones and five key areas of the new town are set to be fully launched. Second, pull strength to focus on leading projects. A total of 106 projects are in the pipeline in the new town development this year, with total investment reaching 140 billion yuan and an investment of about 40 billion yuan set to be completed within the year. On January 6, a new round of construction and launch ceremony of the first batch of major projects in Jiading New Town was held, where 15 major projects were kicked off with combined investment totaling over 11.5 billion yuan. Next, according to the deployment requirements of the Municipal Committee and the Municipal Government, Jiading district will pull strength of the whole region, combine resources from all sides, press the fast-forward key and exhibit the “Jiading speed,” in a bid to accelerate the delivery of phased results that are concentrated and extraordinary.