District to Build More Schools and Add More Hospital Beds
The district government of Longgang is planning to build and expand 24 schools and add around 3,000 more hospital beds in the span of five years. They are also planning to mobilize 170 mobile and fixed vegetable shops to help residents ease the burden of prices caused by price hikes.
Prices of vegetables in these mobile shops will be 20 to 30 percent lower that those found in supermarkets. At fixed price shops prices for vegetables will be 10 to 15 percent lower. The district government will also upgrade three produce farm markets. The 24 schools that will be built and expanded will add more than 44,000 school places. The district will start constructing nine schools that will include the Longgang Foreign Language School and the Shenzhen College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The district has 566 medical institutions with a total of 4,875 beds, with plans to expand the children’s hospital, ENT hospital and public hospital in eight of its subdistricts. The district government will then facilitate the construction of the ENT Research Center of Chinese University of Hong Kong. The TCM hospital and the Children’s and maternity hospitals will start operations this year.