Looking to the future as officials plan ahead

Qian Tong
Jiading aims at accelerating the economic and social development, according to a meeting on the work of the district for the second quarter.
Qian Tong

Jiading District reported no new novel coronavirus cases for 57 days by April 9, according to a meeting on the work of the district for the second quarter held on April 10.

Work on all 171 projects under construction in the district has resumed. All five district-level public cultural facilities have been opened to the public. A total of 6,220 manufacturing enterprises have resumed operations.

Three elevators are now being built in old residential buildings, with plans for them to be ready for use by the end of June in Jiading Town.

Travel agencies have also been getting back to work, offering one-day in-city short trips.In the second quarter, the district plans to accelerate 5G infrastructure and opens 2,000 5G base stations by the end of the year.

Activities to promote car sales will be held in May, while the construction of affordable housing will be accelerated to ensure that 11,750 apartments will be available for rent by the end of the year.

In the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak, Jiading will consolidate its work by learning from its experience over the past three months, according to district director Lu Fangzhou.

The district plans to make better use of investment, consumption and foreign trade to develop the economy. The 14th Five-Year Plan will also be considered for a long-term development.

“We don’t have time to waste in the battle against the novel coronavirus and the acceleration of economic and social development,” Lu said. 

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