■ Population: 2 million → 5 million in 2020
■ Area: 1200 km2 (in the north of Yangtze river and the east of Jialing river)
Chongqing Liangjiang New Area (hereinafter referred to as Liangjiang New Area), set up in June 2010 after the establishment of Shanghai's Pudong New Area and Tianjin's Binhai New Area, is the only one inland new area in China
■ The development of Liangjiang New Area as national strategy has been included in the 12th five-year plan (2011-2015)
The following are 5 essential functions of Liangjiang New Area
① A pilot area for the comprehensive urban-rural reform
② An important modern inland manufacturing base and service center
③ A financial hub and new industry center at the upper reaches of the Yangtze River
④ An important gateway of the inland region opening to the outside world
Located north of Yangtze River and east of Jialing River, Liangjiang New Area covers parts of Lianglu Cuntan Bonded Port Area, Northern New Area, Jiangbei, Yubei and Beibei.
With a population of about 2 million, Liangjiang New Area is predicted to have a population of 5 million by 2020. The position of urban area (in the circle) and Liangjiang New Area (marked in red) is shown in the following figure.
Liangjiang New Area, a state-level new area, is set up after the establishment of Shanghai's Pudong New Area and Tianjin's Binhai New Area and is the only one inland new area in China. As it exerts great influence on the western development and on narrowing the gap between urban and rural areas, it is entitled to some necessary authority, fiscal actions and preferential policies. All these help to create a better business environment.
■ Enterprise in Liangjiang New Area
In order to promote industry development in this area, such as the development of the auto industry, electronic information, modern logistics, cloud services, new energy and materials and to attract domestic and foreign investments, Liangjiang New Area brought in 1,500 foreign enterprises by the end of 2012.