| Updated: 2012-07-11 11:29 | ( chinadaily.com.cn ) |

Comprehensive urban functions are important symbols to realize basic modernization. During the 14th Five-year Plan period (2021-25), Nantong development zone will accelerate urban infrastructure construction and strengthen the supply of production facilities. It will make efforts to cultivate a new Nantong with complete functions, rational distribution, convenient transportation facilities, with an eye to preserving ecology, and creating a harmonious society. Nantong will become an ideal place for living and business.

I. Optimize spatial arrangement.

The development zone will further optimize the spatial arrangement by following the overall plan of “advancing with two cores and developing along three axes” (i.e., take Nengda business district and Suzhou--Nantong science and technology industrial park as the cores, and develop along the axes of Xinghu Avenue, Tongsheng Avenue and Dongfang Avenue).

The south area will develop into a new functional city center on the Suzhou--Nantong science and technology industrial park. The industrial park includes a fine chemistry industrial park and Tonghai harbor district. Honggang scenic area will be regarded as an ecological separation belt, expanding the southern quarter into a new functional area and develop into a gateway to embrace Shanghai and southern Jiangsu. Eastward movement will be typified by moving Nenda Business District and lead priorities from the central road quarter along Xinghu Avenue to the east. In this way, Nengda business district will develop into a large-scale functional quarter integrating administration, business, R&D, commerce and daily living. By leaning against the north, it will draw the northern part of the development zone closer to the eastern quarter of Congchuan district, the municipal administration center, university town, and sports convention and exhibition center. This will cultivate a secondary center of the development zone circling around the livelihood logistics park of Tongfu Road. By optimizing the west, it will improve the efficiency of utilizing the shoreline resources in the constructed Fumin harbor district and Jianghai harbor district. It will improve spatial relations with Langshan hill scenic area, and gradually adjust and open up the industrial land along the canal and turn them into livelihood projects.

II. Improve the transportation network.

The development zone will improve the trunk road network towards other parts of the province, including No.336 provincial highway, riverside high-grade highway and Zhangjiang highway.The expressway network comprises three east-west roads and three north-south roads (the three east-west roads are Tonghu Avenue, Xinghu Avenue, and riverside high-grade highway. The three north-south roads are Tongfu Road, Dongfang Avenue and Zhangjiang Road). It will speed up construction of the railway bypass for Jianghai harbor district, and the inter-city hyperchannel connecting Suzhou—Nantong science and technology industrial park and Nengda business district, with downtown Suzhou and Nantong. The waterway classification of the new Jianghai River and Tongqi canal will be elevated. The development zone will scientifically plan the 21.4km Yangtze River shoreline and give priority to the construction of the Tonghai harbor district.

III. Strengthen supply elements.

The development zone will further improve plans for supplies of water, electric power and heating, and sewage treatment in the region. The construction rate will be speeded up and supply capacity will be extended.

In response to the 20-hectare Langshan waterwork branch under construction, Honggang waterworks with a daily capacity of 600,000 cubic meters will be expanded, connecting it with Langshan waterworks branch along Tongsheng Avenue to form a circular water supply network.

Daily handling of 105,000 cubic meters in the first sewage treatment plant and 250,000 cubic meters in the second sewage treatment plant will be put into practice. These two sewage works will develop independent sewage treatment sub-systems.

The voltage of electrical cables across the river southward from Dongfang Avenue will be raised to 1,000KV and will be connected with the southern Jiangsu grid. A 500KV transformer substation at Xinfeng will be set up to the northeast of Nantong Farm. Two hectares of land will reserved for the construction of seven 200KV transformer substations, make it into a regional trunk grid. It will keep eight existing 110KV transformer substations, relocate the Tonghai 110KV transformer substation, and upgrade the Zhuhang 35KV transformer substation, to make up a high voltage distribution network.

The turbines of Nantong Meiya thermal power plant will be upgraded to bring the heating capacity up to 660 tons/hour, expanding the second thermal power plant of Jianshan Agrochemcial Co. Ltd. to 400 tons/hour. Together with the thermal power plant of Dongli Synthetic Fiber (Nantong) Co. Ltd. and the two plants of Johny Weiss thermal power Co. Ltd., it will be able to supply 1,210 tons/hour heating to the region by 2015, with 460 tons/hour at plants with self-supplied facilities.

IV. Construct characteristic industrial parks.

The Nantong Economic & Technological Development Area or NETDA – located in Nantong city in China's East Jiangsu province – is determined to spare no effort in the development of seven specialist industrial parks. In order to do so, the experiences from the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park – which introduced advanced planning and management geared to international standards – will reportedly be drawn upon.

The development zone will leverage the policy and functional advantages of the Nantong export-oriented processing area, with it being the only region in Nantong under the special supervision of customs office.

The NETDA will give priority to developing manufacturing industries from the new energy, electronics information and bio-medicines fields, as well as construct a regional R&D center. It will also aim to become an international procurement and distribution center and a modern logistics center, test and maintenance center.

Smart IC Valley

Covering 450 hectares, Smart IC Valley – one of the seven specialist parks – is focusing on chip design, analog chip production, packaging and testing and semiconductor equipment manufacturing. It will aim to become a leading chip manufacturing and testing base in China. Currently, leading domestic companies including Tsinghua Tongfang have settled down in Smart IC Valley.

Sensory Components Industrial Park

With a planned area of 410 hectares, this industrial park will focus on the micro-electromechanical systems industry and the optical sensor industry. It will be developed as a sensing components industry cluster with a high profile and strong international competitiveness, integrating research and development, production and applications.

Intelligent Manufacturing Industrial Park

The planned areas of the two zones in this park – the south zone and north zone – are 429 ha and 553 ha, respectively. It will focus on developing complete sets of intelligent equipment, intelligent robots, unmanned driving, intelligent homes, 3D printing, unmanned supermarkets, VR and unmanned aerial vehicles.

International Data Center Industrial Park

This is the first park exclusively being developed within a comprehensive bonded zone in China, with a total planning area of 87 ha and a capacity to accommodate 100,000 standard cabinets. Led by thermal data processing and characterized by large-scale use of green energy, the park is focused on becoming a State-level data center demonstration park.

It will provide strong support for Nantong to develop its emerging industries – including big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence – and become a strategic information port in East China. To date, a number of projects including the Alibaba Jiangsu Cloud Computing Data Center have settled there.

Big Data Industrial Park

This facility, covering 80 ha, is mainly centered on financial big data, medical health data, intelligent manufacturing big data and e-sports big data.

It will focus on building the most influential big data industry development highland in the Yangtze River Delta region.

Nantong Comprehensive Bonded Zone

This facility was established on Jan 3, 2013 with the approval of the State Council. It has a planned area of 529 ha.

The right side of the bonded zone is attracting bonded processing industry projects, represented by the new generation of information technology and intelligent manufacturing. It is also attracting bonded logistics and distribution projects, represented by modern logistics, and bonded service projects, represented by research and development and big data.

Daneng Business Zone

With a planned area of 1,500 ha, this is a core urban functional area which integrates administrative services, financial services, commercial services, science and innovation services, as well as cultural services. It focuses on the development of modern service industries such as software, service outsourcing, the headquarters economy and scientific and technological research and development.

A comprehensive service – for the functional zone's administrative office, business office, financial trade, commercial services, recreational entertainment and high-grade residential quarters – will be established.

V. Optimize ecological environment.

The development zone is prioritizing the protection of the environment. eco-park construction has been improved and resource conservation and environment protection are strenthened. A green economy will be developed.

The development zone will actively promote the green economic model featuring circular economy and low carbon economy. A new pattern for industrial development with low consumption and little environment pollution will be advocated.

An energy saving and emission reduction program will be put into practice. Ecological protection will be enhanced. Wide areas will be planted with trees. Tianxingheng River and Sutong Bridge will be taken as a green framework.An urban expressway afforestation project will be promoted to beautify the ecological environment.

  • The NETDA Free Trade Zone got the original go-ahead, on Jan 3, 2013, from the State Council, for a 5.29-sq-km area, in two parts.

  • Suzhou-Nantong science & technology industrial park

  • Equipment manufacturing industrial park

  • Urban-rural commercial zone

  • Nengda central business district

  • New materials industrial park

  • Medical treatment & health industrial park

  • Sci-tech industrial park

  • Precision machinery industrial park

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