The Short-term Construction Plan of Haikou (2011-2015) has received approval from the Haikou government recently. The plan will provide a scientific basis to the arrangement and implementation of Haikou’s short-term construction projects.

The scope of the plan covers Haikou’s jurisdictions and Haikou’s main urban area. According to the plan, the population of permanent residents in Haikou’s urban area will reach 1.6 million by 2015.

The total area of construction land of Haikou’s urban area is 184 square kilometers and new construction land should be restricted to 30 square kilometers during the planning period.

The priorities of Haikou’s short-term construction plans include optimizing city layouts, improving the land utilization rate, pushing forwards the development of the modern service industry, ecological environment and infrastructures.

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