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Central Government Cooperated with Local Government to Construct National Low-carbon Eco-city Demonstration Zone
On Jul. 4, 2001, MOHURD signed the Agreement on Co-construction of National Low-carbon Eco-city Demonstration Zone - Cooperation Framework for Wuxi Taihu New City with Wuxi Municipal Government, and granted Wuxi Taihu New City the plaque of “Low-carbon Eco-city National Demonstration Zone”. Meanwhile, a low-carbon eco-city demonstration project in Wuxi - Sino-Swedish Eco-city, officially started its construction. It is not only a cooperation project between the two countries, but also a landmark project to implement Chinese Premier WEN Jiabao’s notes on Wuxi’s development.

Based on the agreement, the MOHURD will first implement the latest policy and technical achievements on eco-city in Wuxi, introduce relevant projects to Wuxi, and summarize the related practical experience. Then Wuxi’s successful experience will be widely introduced to other places in China. Various demonstration projects including green transportation, green public facilities, green buildings and renewable energy etc., will be carried out in Wuxi Taihu New Town.

Wuxi Municipal Government and the Swedish Ministry of the Environment signed the Memorandum of Cooperation on Sino-Swedish Low-carbon Eco-city. The Swedish Ministry of Environment has granted a plaque of “Sino-Swedish Cooperation Demonstration Project” to Wuxi, which indicated that a key step was achieved to fasten the cooperation between Wuxi and Sweden.

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