Guangdong has released a three-year masterplan for land use, which focuses on industrial upgrading and the development of a marine industry. Plenty of land will be made available for expansion of the hi-tech zones (in each city), industrial parks (many in each city), and industry clusters (such as Nanshan in Shenzhen or Songshan Lake in Dongguan). Moreover, speed will be of the essence in this plan, which will “encourage” bidders to submit construction plans before they have even taken part in land auctions.
As for the marine-industry plan, the provincial government has high ambitions for how its surrounding waters will be utilized for economic and social development. Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Jiangmen – yes, that’s right, Jiangmen, with a long coastline next to Macau – will be designated special nodes for the development of the industry.
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