Growth targets set for 12 cities in east, west and north GD
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Provincial officials recently set the following economic growth targets for the following regions:

East:Shantou-Chaozhou-Jieyang Urban Conglomerations

• Shantou: An innovative economic zone, modern port city along the southeast coast and an eastern regional center.

• Chaozhou: A special economic demonstration zone, key port industrial base, a featured tourist destination, an influential historical and cultural city.

• Jieyang: A rising industrialized city, petrochemical energy base and eastern economic powerhouse.

• Shanwei: An integration into the Pearl River Delta, to become the province's coastal tourism conglomeration area, become a modern coastal city, become the Pearl River Delta’s industrial expansion accumulation area.

West:Zhanjiang-Maoming-Yangjiang Coastal Economic Zone

• Zhanjiang: A national maritime economy and model city, a pilot area for Guangdong docking ASEAN partners, a central city in western Guangdong, a competitive modern port city.

• Maoming: A world-class petrochemical base, provincial major energy logistics base, characteristic modern agricultural base and western coastal city.

• Yangjiang: A national new energy base, national hardware cutlery base, coastal industrial city and leisure and tourism resort.

North: Sustainable New Ecological Economic Zone

• Shaoguan: A national tourism industry cluster, pilot area in Guangdong-Hunan-Jiangxi cooperation, center city in northern Guangdong, a model city for industrial revitalization.

• Heyuan: A national low-carbon model city, emerging industry cluster in the PRD, Lingnan health and leisure tourism city, modern ecological garden city.

• Meizhou: A national experimental zone of ecological civilization, characteristics cultural tourism zone, regional central cities of Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi border, a world center for Hakka culture.

• Qingyuan: Become a coordinated regional development demonstration area in Guangdong, New high-tech industry growth zone around PRD, ecological livable city, a gateway to the northern edge of the Pearl River Delta.

• Yunfu: A national rural reform pilot city, provincial model city for a recycling economy and a demonstration area of ecological civilization.

Editor: Olivia
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