Hainan to build 11 artificial islands by 2015
In 2013, the retention rate of Hainan shoreline reached 64.27%, higher than the national average of 40%,
It is reported that the planning period was from 2002 to 2015. Among them, 5 artificial islands have been completed including the HNA West Coastline Artificial Island, Nanhai Pearl Artificial Island in Haikou, two in Wenchang and one in Riyue Bay in Wanning.
The others that are under construction or are to be constructed include the second phase of Sanya Phoenix Island International Cruise Terminal, Sanya Yazhou Central Fishing Port, Haikou Ruyi Island and Danzhou Haihua Island.
The total area of the Ruyi Island (716 hectares) on the east coastline of Haikou and Haihua Island (783 hectares) near Baimajing Town in Danzhou accounts for 81% of the area of all the artificial islands.