Recently, Guangzhou has given the world a series of memorable moments, such as the 30-second video clip at the Times Square in New York, the Guangzhou Night held at World Economic Forum in Davos of Switzerland, the 5-miniute promotion video for the Flower City and so on. At the end of 2017, Guangzhou will organize Fortune Global Forum and the top-500 companies of the world will be gathered.
However, it’s not the full ambition for Guangzhou.
Here are 5 things you will witness in Guangzhou by the end of 2020.
By 2020, an advanced and complete transport network will take shape in Guangzhou.
In terms of urban travel, Guangzhou will have a metro traffic of more than 520 kilometers by 2020. Two new metro lines, Line 18 and Line 22, will inaugurate that year. Line 18 will have a distance of 20 kilometers, connecting Nanshan district and Tianhe district. Line 22 will a distance of 31.8 kilometers, connecting Panyu district and Baietan district.
Guangzhou is developing itself into a railway transport hub. Now Guangzhou is accelerating renovating and expanding Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangzhou East Railway Station, Guangzhou North Railway Station, Xintang Station. Zengcheng Station and Nansha Station will be added to construction list as well.
A intercity transport network of Pearl River Delta and surrounding areas will be established with Guangzhou as the hub. Rail lines under construction include Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen Intercity Railway, Guangzhou-Qingyuan Intercity Railway, Guangzhou-Foshan Circle Intercity railway, etc..
Besides, Guangzhou also focuses itself on air traffic development. By 2020, Guangzhou will have a total of 150 international direct flights with a flow of 80 million passengers, increasing by 25 million than what it is now.
An Air Silk Road will developed with Guangzhou as the starting point. Guangzhou will open more international lines towards North America, Europe, Oceania and Africa and other continents and improve its visa-free policy. In addition, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport will open 30 new cargo shipping routes.
By 2020, Guangzhou will develop a 4-hour-air-traffic zone with other parts of China, Southeast Asia and a 12-hour one with major international cities.