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Central Urban Area of Beilun More Urbanized

On August 11, designers of urban construction and experts from the Zhejiang Construction Department gathered in Beilun for a meeting on the upgrading of central urban area (CUA) f Beilun.

Based on its industrial competitiveness and the geo-advantages, Beilun has proposed to construct One-District-Three-Town-Areas, which opened the prelude to the framework of the urban construction and the improvement of the Beilun CUA.

The CUA is an area of 10 KM2 between  Lushan Road, Qiantang River Road, Hengshan Road. It will consist of four tracts: CBD, Gateway Area, Industrial Transformation Area and Tongshan Academy Area.

"We hope through the improvement of the CUA, the urban functions could be improved, so that the urban image can better cater to the requirement of a port city", said an official with the Urban Planning Bureau of Beilun. This area will be a window of Beilun's image, he said.

It is learned that the CBD area has taken shape and the greening project is being undertaken. The Gateway Area will be turned into a HOPSCA, with the creative industry as the highlight. The Industrial Transformation Area aims to redevelop the old industrial areas and transform the enterprises. The Tongshan Academy Area will be the living area and the business area of the port-based industries.

Experts say that the CUA of Beilun will be the city's saloon and that it will greatly improve the radiating effect and the services. During the coming five years, a number of key projects such as plazas and hotels will be completed. By then, Beilun will be more like a metropolis.

Largest innovation of Ningbo power grid finished

According to cnnb.com.cn, the other day, the automatic innovation project of the 220kv Jiangnan Substation, the largest innovation project of the kind in Ningbo, finished. This raises the power supply reliability in Beilun District. And the power supply is more assured to the power consumers like the port of Beilun, the Raw Oil Port, Samsung Heavy Industries and Asia Paper.

The 220kv Jiangnan Substation it the first 220-KV substation in Beilun District. It is not only a supplier of power in Beilun, but also an important connector of the Zhoushan Grid and the Grid of the mainland.

With the rapid economic development, the demand of power in Beilun has been increasing every year. However, the problem of equipment aging of the Jiangnan Substation became quite serious, affecting the safety and stability of the power grid. 4 years ago, the automatic innovation of the substation started.

"The innovation project of Jiangnan Substation is the most difficult one," said a related person from a department of Ningbo Power Supply Bureau. The success of the project will contribute greatly to the stable operation of the Zhoushan Grid.

401 Tongtian Summer Carnival opened

On the morning of July 22, the 401 Tongtian Summer Carnival in Siming Mountain 2011 opened.

The 401 Tongtian is a reserved military tunnel built in 1960s. The tunnel winds up the mountain for over 1 kilometers, and main tunnel is linked to over 50 headquarters and storage rooms on the two sides. In summer, the temperature is bellow 20℃, making the place perfect for summer resort.

Activities during the carnival will include a water splashing festival, and movie evening and so on.

Ningbo Petrochemical Economic and Technical Development Zone opened

On the afternoon of July 27, the Party Working Committee of Ningbo Petrochemical Economic and Technical Development Zone and the Administrative Committee of Ningbo Petrochemical Economic and Technical Development Zone were founded, indicating the official opening of this national economic and technical development zone.

Reportedly, Ningbo Petrochemical Economic and Technical Development Zone is the successor of Ningbo Chemical Zone, and it is today the only petrochemical industrial zone in Zhejiang. Since 2003 when the large scale development started, , the zone has initially formed its development mode featured for resource saving, clean production and environment friendliness. It is praised by famous chemists as one of the few first class chemical parks in China.

At present, Ningbo Petrochemical Economic and Technical Development Zone has over 40 famous Chinese and foreign chemical enterprises like Zhenhai Petrol Refining and Chemical Company, Akzo Nobel and LG, with its annual output exceeding 100 billion yuan, ranking the top three among the development zones in Zhejiang. Since 2008, the zone was appointed a national new chemical material base by the National Development and Reform Commission, a national high and new technological base by the Ministry of Science and Technology, and a national demo new chemical industrial base by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. On December 30, 2010, at the approval of the State Council, it was upgraded to be a national economic and technical development zone.

It is learned that the Administrative Committee of Ningbo Petrochemical Economic and Technical Development Zone is an agency of Ningbo Municipal Government, and under the authorization of Ningbo Municipal Government, it has a city-level economic administrative authorization and the county-level social administrative authorization.

Daxie Port listed as an International Health Port

Through the assessment of the State Quality Inspection Administration and World Health Organization, Daxie Port was successfully listed as an International Health Port. On the afternoon of July 18, Liu Pingjun, deputy director of the State Quality Inspection Administration, and Liuqi, mayor of Ningbo, attended the naming ceremony, and Wang Renzhou, vice mayor of Ningbo, and Zhang Chaohua, vice director of the health department of the state quality inspection administration delivered speeches. Present at the ceremony were also Daxie administration committee, Daxie quarantine department and other related units.

In recent years, Daxie has quickened its construction of the port, with its economic power remarkably raised, the size of its leading industries formed, its advantageous position further strengthened in the transportation of containers, crude and refined oil and liquid chemicals in Ningbo and even in east China. Now, the lift of its capacity of port health inspection and quarantine has laid a solid foundation for its future development.

Daxie began its endeavor to be listed as an international health port in January, 2007. For the past few years, with its own effort and guidance from related departments, Daxie's capacity of public health has been greatly raised. In January of 2011, Daxie passed the assessment of domestic experts and, in March, passed the assessment of experts from the World Health Organization, thus becoming an international health port, the first in Zhejiang Province and the fifth in China.

Daxie's success in being listed as an international health port will be a milestone in the whole process of building Ningbo into an international strong port. Next, Ningbo will follow the "six quickenings" strategies to develop its port into international health port with high-level planning and efficient organization.

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