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New-type Residential Areas Planned in SIP

It was reported from SIP Conference on Rural Work, held on April 28, that plans are being made to step up efforts in building new types of residential areas, commercial streets, cultural, entertainment, and other service facilities in the course of township transformation in SIP.

The goal set for the rural areas of SIP in the next 5 years prescribes that the average per capita annual income will reach 18,000 yuan RMB, with 100% coverage in household access to clean energy and sewage treatment, provident fund, and social security plans. Resettlement plans for farm households are being accelerated to pave way for urbanization and the construction and transformation of China-Singapore Science Hub, Dushu Lake Higher Education Park, Yangcheng Lake Island, and East Ring Road, and other major projects.

In the development of Yangcheng Lake Island and Dushu Lake tourist and leisure belt, a number of service projects are coming to the fore, such as "farm tours", "rural gourmet", and "crab feast". Comprehensive service centers will combine tourism, vacation and leisure activities, and catering and entertainment. Star-status hotels, specialized market places, and chain stores will be introduced in these areas to boost the commercial atmosphere of the townships.

Apr. 29, 2006

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