Lingang maps out a bright future

The management of Lingang New Town has mapped out 10 major tasks in four areas this year as the coastal hub celebrates its 15th birthday.
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Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and Offshore Co Ltd in Lingang New Town, Pudong New Area. The town has mapped out 10 major tasks in four areas this year when the costal hub celebrates its 15th birthday.

The management of Lingang New Town has mapped out 10 major tasks in four areas this year as the costal hub celebrates its 15th birthday and goes deeper in the development of science and technology innovation as well as the integration of industry and urban growth to create a city of the future.

Lingang is developing new policies in line with its blueprint. Hence, it will further improve its urban planning to build the town of tomorrow.

The general plan of Lingang will be incorporated in the amendment of the general plan of the Pudong New Area.

At the same time, Lingang will adhere to the established long-term polices such as the “Industry + town” strategy, focusing on key sectors as well as intensive development.

The new town at Shanghai’s southeast tip will improve supporting facilities at its industrial zones and develop industries at its urban areas.

The public transport and ecological environment systems will be optimized with the promotion of employment and balanced living, according to Lingang Management Committee.

Lingang will also play a key role in a four-level urban-rural system to build a new city on the former site of Nanhui County.

Both Shanghai’s city authority as well as the Lingang Management Committee will evaluate the establishment and implementation of special mechanisms and policies in Lingang, assess their performance, find existing problems and give advice.

In September, 2012, Shanghai government officially announced its intention to establish and implement special mechanisms and policies to encourage development of Lingang.

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On behalf of the government of Shanghai, The China Center for Urban Development crafted strategies and action plans to help drive Lingang’s growth within the framework of urban development as prescribed in China’s 11th and 12th five-year plans.

The all-round evaluation will prepare for a new package of tailored policies and institutional arrangements in the fields of human resources, industries, integrated industrial and urban development, fiscal and daily management.

Meanwhile, the mid-term evaluation of the implementation of the 13th Five-Year-Plan will be carried out so as to optimize the goals and highlights in the next three years.

Lingang will deeply involve in the construction of core functional area of Zhangjiang Science and Technology Innovation Center and map out an action plan for the coordination of Lingang and Zhangjiang as well as the construction of a north-south science and technology innovation corridor to build a joint development system between the two areas.

Lingang is turning itself into an international town of intelligent manufacturing as well as a major hub of “Made in Shanghai.”

Lingang plans to introduce optimized technical innovation systems and create an industrial ecology for intelligent manufacturing.

To reach that goal, a legal person system will be introduced so that each project will have one person with ultimate responsibility.

Lingang will also accelerate the construction of intelligent manufacturing platforms, industrial Internet platforms and the Fudan University Engineering and Applied Technology Research Institute, enhance its cooperation with the Fraunhofer Society and establish innovation centers in the United States, Germany and Australia, among other countries.

It will also issue preferential policies and establish guiding funds to support intelligent manufacturing, strategic emerging industries and industrial upgrade.

Cultivating a world-class manufacturing cluster

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To attract heavyweight sci-tech projects and cultivate a world-class advanced manufacturing cluster is what Lingang deemed to do.

Artificial intelligence and robotics are two key priorities in Lingang’s industrial development.

Unicorns in the two fields are the port town’s favorite. On the basis of that, Lingang will promote the development of high-end intelligent equipment, oceanic equipment and intelligent vehicle as three of its pillars and accelerate the cultivation of multi-hundred billion yuan worth of industrial clusters.

Emerging industries, such as software and information technology, integrated circuits, aeronautics and energy saving and environmental protection will also be promoted to break the international monopoly.

In the fields of urban development, Lingang will optimize its comprehensive transport system.

Construction will be kicked off this year on a viaduct linking the S2 Expressway and Haigang Avenue as well as the north section of Lianggang Avenue.

A bus rapid transit project is planned to connect Lingang’s downtown and the equipment industrial zone. The plan for an intercity railway will be completed and given to the city authority.

Lingang will accelerate the construction of its major street networks, enhance traffic connections throughout the town and accelerate the promotion of electric car sharing program to create an environment friendly traffic demonstration zone.

The Haichang Ocean Park will start a test run in August and open to the public in two months. Construction will begin on a number of cultural and entertainment facilities this year.

Lingang will improve its infrastructure by introducing intelligent and eco-friendly solutions, such as a smart urban management platform, underground installation of pipelines and the construction of sponge city.

A 40-kilometer slow traffic system as well as a 7.5-hectare vital community is part of Lingang authority’s efforts to make life here better.

Last but not the least, the port town on the shore of the East China Sea is trying to create the most friendly business environment in Shanghai.

It will build an O2O service platform, establish an all-in-one counter and optimize process to approve a non-state investment project in 14 days, the fastest in Shanghai.

Additionally, a total of 1,000 condos will be prepared by the end of the year for talent dedicated to Lingang’s development.

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