A computerized image of the Metallurgical Science and Technology Building.
Yesterday marked the 39th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and the 9th anniversary of the Qianhai Cooperation Zone.
A ceremony marking the start of the construction of major projects in Qianhai in the third quarter of 2019 was held on this special day, aiming to continue to promote the construction of a new international urban center and make new contributions to the construction of the pilot demonstration area of socialism with Chinese characteristics in Shenzhen.
It was announced that a total of 11 projects would start construction, covering major infrastructure, industrial development and talent housing, with a total investment of about 10.2 billion yuan (US$1.45 billion). Among which, seven projects are located in the Qianhai area, including the Metallurgical Science and Technology Building, Xinhua Insurance Building, the Nanhai Group Qianhaiwan W7 warehouse, Yuewan River (circular water corridor) Phase II, the Qianwan No. 1 Road smart street light, a Phase I smart bus station, and land leveling and soft foundation treatment on the Chanwan Canal.
The Metallurgical Science and Technology Building project is the first research headquarters of China Metallurgical Group Corp. in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. An academician work station and a postdoctoral work station will be established at the headquarters. Two national-level scientific research platforms will also be relocated there.
The Xinhua Insurance Building project will serve as the headquarters of Xinhua Insurance. The building has adhered to an ecologically, environmentally friendly, people-oriented and intelligent design concept to develop an innovative office space.
The Qianwan No. 1 Road smart street light and Phase I smart bus station are pilot projects for Qianhai to develop a new type of smart city. A total of 130 smart street lights and 60 intelligent bus stations will be built. Micro base stations, wireless network equipment, and high-definition road and security monitoring will be integrated with the street lights, and a monitoring and management platform will be established to ensure the normal operation of the lights.
Three projects are expected to start construction in the Shekou area, including the DY02-06 land plot, DY03-04 land plot and DY03-05 land plot in Taiziwan, with total investment of about 4.2 billion yuan. After the completion of these projects, the planning of the Taiziwan international coastal landscape will be further improved, the commercial atmosphere of the Qianhai & Shekou free trade area will be enhanced, and the important strategic role of Qianhai in the Belt and Road Initiative will be brought into full play, it was announced at yesterday’s ceremony.
Nanshan District will witness the commencement of the Chiwan No. 6 Road slope landscape improvement project, with a total investment of about 27 million yuan.