Ningbo metropolitan region construction plan unveiled
The Ningbo metropolitan region refers to a city cluster centered on Ningbo. The region includes Ningbo, Zhoushan, Taizhou as well as Xinchang county and Shengzhou city in Shaoxing. [Photo/WeChat account:nbfb0574]
The governments of Ningbo, Zhoushan and Taizhou recently unveiled an action plan to promote the construction of the Ningbo metropolitan region.
The Ningbo metropolitan region refers to a city cluster centered on Ningbo. According to the plan, the region includes Ningbo, Zhoushan, Taizhou as well as Xinchang county and Shengzhou city in Shaoxing.
The metropolitan area is an integral part of the four major metropolitan areas in Zhejiang and one of the five metropolitan areas in the Yangtze River Delta region.
According to the plan, the area aims to be a city cluster with a high degree of openness, an international transport hub, a global shipping and trade center, a national innovation powerhouse of intelligent manufacturing and a key node in Asia-Pacific cultural exchanges.
The area is also expected to play an exemplary and leading role in facilitating urbanization, building a new pattern of opening up, and promoting the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta.
Coordinated efforts will be made to strengthen public services in the region as well as regional connections in terms of industrial innovation, openness, transportation, culture and tourism.
The integration of the core megacity of Ningbo with three other major cities of Zhoushan, Taizhou and Shaoxing will be prioritized.