Human-centered and next-generation urbanization was the focus of a recent news conference held by the Guizhou government. During the conference, Qingzhen, a county-level city in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province, announced its goal to raise its resident population urbanization rate to 65 percent by 2025.
To achieve this goal, the Qingzhen government will redouble its efforts to play a more important role in China's major cross-region strategic programs, such as the Belt and Road Initiative and the Yangtze River Economic Belt. By the end of 2025, Qingzhen's built-up area will be expanded to more than 65 square kilometers, and the city's permanent resident population will grow to over 750,000.
The quality of its living conditions, basic public services, infrastructure and environment will be prioritized during the city renewal process. By 2025, Qingzhen is expected to have renovated its shantytowns and old residential areas that respectively include 8,400 and 5,800 households, and to have rebuilt 195 city laneways.
Meanwhile, detailed management approaches will be adopted by the city governments. By 2025, Qingzhen will become a more intelligent, secure, law-based and credit-valued place, with its 5G network coverage rate reaching 100 percent.
The city will also continue to make solid strides down the path of urban-rural integration, and further equalize resources in public services, infrastructure and industries between rural and urban areas.