Huzhou, Jiaxing unveil plan to achieve integrated development | Updated: Aug 19, 2021


A map shows where the pilot zone for Jiaxing-Huzhou integrated development is located in the Yangtze River Delta region. [Photo/]

Huzhou and Jiaxing, two cities in East China's Zhejiang province, recently unveiled a plan to achieve integrated development.

According to the plan, a 69.3-square-meter pilot zone will be set up for integrated development between the two cities.

The zone is located in the two cities' bordering area - Wuzhen town in Tongxiang, a county-level city of Jiaxing, and Lianshi town in Huzhou's Nanxun district.

Coordinated efforts will be made by the two cities to enhance mutual connectivity in such fields as infrastructure, public services, and industrial development in the pilot zone.

The two cities aim to build the zone into a shining example of the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta, a region encompassing the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Anhui, as well as Shanghai municipality.

It will also aim to be a pioneer in digital economic development in Zhejiang and in the implementation of the concept that states that "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets".

Lianshi and Wuzhen will both designate an area of about 5.5 square kilometers each as the pilot area at the initial stage. The section in Lianshi will focus on sectors like high-end equipment manufacturing and digital economy.

The plan is valid until 2025.

Individual credit has already been mutually recognized in Huzhou and Jiaxing starting from September last year, granting citizens from either city the same treatment under the individual credit system.

In May last year, Huzhou launched an individual credit management system, which scores each person based on a comprehensive evaluation model.