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Jiaxing begins construction on 'Beautiful Towns'

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Apr 2, 2020

Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, has launched a "Beautiful Towns" construction program, local media reported on March 31.

The program, which has come about as a result of environmental improvement in Jiaxing's towns, is aimed at turning the towns into so-called "Beautiful Towns" with comfortable, harmonious, and civilized living environments, prosperous industries, and modern management systems.

All townships and sub districts outside downtown Jiaxing and several large villages are the primary targets of the program. They are expected to become models for State-level urban-rural integrated development.

According to the program, Jiaxing will start construction on 48 towns and sub-districts this year, 11 of which will be built into provincial-level "model" towns.

For example, Wangdian in Xiuzhou district will be transformed into a town revolving around decorations, thermal insulation materials, high-end textiles, and intelligent logistics, while Wangjiangjing town will become the subcenter of southern Xiuzhou district.

"We have also thoroughly planned out for the program," said a senior official from the Beautiful Town Office, who added that the office will focus on the further improvement of the natural environment, digitalization, the development of a modern transportation system, and the construction of more public facilities.

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Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, launches a "Beautiful Towns" construction program, aiming to transform local towns into Beautiful Towns with comfortable, harmonious, and civilized living environments, prosperous industries, and modern management systems. [Photo/cnjxol.com]