The State Council Approves the 2018 – 2035 Master Plan for Xiongan New Area
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council have approved the 2018 – 2035 Master Plan for the Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province. The master plan is the fundamental guideline for the development, construction and management of the Xiongan New Area and should be strictly implemented. The approval puts forward suggestions in terms of the strategic orientation of Xiongan, the orderly transference of non-capital functions from Beijing, the optimization of national land and space development and protection pattern, the building of a beautiful natural ecological environment, the promotion of urban and rural coordinated development, the creation of characteristics of the New Area, the construction of a livable and business operation friendly environment, the establishment of a modern comprehensive transportation system, the construction of a green and low-carbon city, the building of an international first-class innovation-based city, the establishment of a digital intelligence city, and the safe operation of the city.
The approval points out that under the supervision of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Coordinated Development Leadership Team, the Hebei Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government should practice their main body responsibilities, enhance related organization and supervision, so as to fully carry out various work concerning the planning and construction of Xiongan New Area; efforts should be made to establish a planning system that covers the whole area, carries out hierarchical management, categorized supervision, and promotes multi-planning integration, so that each inch of the land can be clearly planned before the construction on it starts; a Xiongan standard system should be gradually established that covers all stages and the whole procedure of planning, construction, and development, with the aim of creating “Xiongan Quality”; during the implementation of the master plan, major projects, major policies, and major issues should be reported for approval according to related rules. The National Development and Reform Commission and the office of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Coordinated Development Leadership Team should well play their roles in the overall coordination, strengthen the supervision, monitor, and examination over the implementation of the master plan, and report to the Central Government over major issues; moreover, related departments and institutions and Beijing, Tianjin and other areas concerned should actively cooperate and support the planning and construction of Xiongan New Area.