Guangzhou launches 81 key projects in 2009
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Guangzhou has launched 81 key projects in 2009, 5 more than last year, with a massive investment of nearly 80 billion RMB representing double the amount spent in 2008. These figures were announced recently during a press conference held by the Guangzhou Development and Reform Commission.

The eight most important projects involving investment of over 2 billion RMB are: the Guangzhou Asian Games town; Metro Line 5; the extension of Metro Lines 2 &8; northern extension of Metro Line 3; the new Guangzhou passenger railway station &relevant projects; new water treatment plants; the renovation and upgrade of Guangzhou's power supply network; and the construction of the Guangzhou Business &Trade Gathering Area.

All 24 infrastructure projects are going smoothly. By 2010, Guangzhou will have a total of 200 kilometers of metro lines, Baiyun Airport will be enlarged and expressways between Guangzhou and other cities in Guangdong will be opened to traffic.

As for environmental protection, water treatment plants as well as the Xijiang River diversion works are part of the city's key environmental protection projects, with the aim to make Guangzhou more livable and clean city.

Industrial projects take the lions share of investment and involve 36 projects. Hi-tech projects such as the Guangzhou International Biology Island and the Biological Medicine Industry Base are to be finished by 2010. Projects related to automobiles, shipbuilding, equipment manufacturing and energy development are making great progress.

As for modern service industry projects and social undertakings, the Innovative Industry Base and the Nansha Bonded Harbor are scheduled for completion in the coming months. In addition to new medical facilities, new cultural venues are also soon scheduled to be opened, including the new Guangzhou Opera House, the new TV tower and a new library.

Editor: Miranda
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