Guanzhou to Double Urban Area Under New Rezoning Plan
Guangzhou is planning to open more than 3,500 square kilometers of area for further and easier development under a rezoning plan that will double the urban area of the city that is intended to increase the government income. Based on the Guangdong provincial capital plans that will expand its urban boundaries by making the two county level cities under its jurisdiction.
Meanwhile the Luogang District will be absorbed into Huangpu District that will leave the city with 11 districts all in all. The plans will not change the city’s population but will expand the available urban area from 3,843 square kilometers to 7,434 making it a little larger than Shanghai. Urban residents living in Zengcheng and Conghua will enjoy the increased minimum subsidies along with other benefits. The rezoning will coordinate transportation and infrastructure planning that will make subways more effective.
Since Zengcheng and Conghua will now be part of Guangzhou more residents are now willing to purchase more properties there which is good in reducing population density in downtown Guangzhou. The development that resulted from Guangzhou’s rezoning will boost local economy and provide more revenue for the government as it sells off more land. This might even help the city in avoiding losing ground to faster developing first tier cities.