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The Construction of Wantou Jade Characteristic Town Officially Started
   (2017-12-17)

OnmorningofDecember16th,throughthecooperationbetweenGuanglingdistrict,ChinaRailwayConstructionInvestmentGroup,CYTSCityBusinessManagement(Beijing)CoLtdandtheFifthSurveyandDesignInstituteofChinaRailway,bywayofPPPtoinvest5billionand773millionyuantobuildWantouJadeCharacteristicTown,aceremonywasheld.

Wantou,ancientnameisZhuyuBay,itwasthefirstbayoftheBeijing-HangzhouGrandCanalthatheadedsouthintoYangzhouintheSuiandTangdynasties,itisanancienttownwith2500yearsoldhistory,ashiningpearlofDamingLake.Thetownhasalonghistoryofjadeandskilliswellknown,jadevarietycompleteandhaslocaldistinctivefeatures,thetownisthebiggestjadeproductionandprocessingbaseinYangzhou.IntheprocessofpromotingtheconstructionoftheGrandCanalculturalbelt,themunicipalcommittee,municipalgovernmenthavemadeitclearthatbuildWantouintoasampleofdistinctivetownsandancienttowns.Asamajorprojectintheprovince,theprovincialPPPdemonstrationproject,theprovincialkeyandcharacteristicprojectsofurbanprotectionanddevelopment,thetotalplanningareaofthePPPprojectofWantoujadetownissquarekilometers,andthecoreareais1.8squarekilometers,focusonbuildinganewtypeofindustriallayoutof“onecore,twowings,threebeltsandfivezones”,“SilkRoadYucheng”jadecultureandartcenter;upgradethetraditionaljadeprocessingandsalesmarket;createWantouindustrialsitecreativepark,createtheGrantCanalscenicbelt,Beijing-HangzhouGrandCanalscenicbelt,geckoriverbelt;create5Alevelscenicspotof“ZhuyuwanPark-Wantoutown”,experienceareaofscenesinterpretationofMingandQingDynasties,experienceareaofslowlife,industrialsitetourismandleisurearea,livableareaoftownlife.Thefirstbatchofsevensub-projectswiththreeroads,twobelts,oneriverandonepark,thetotalinvestmentisexpectedtoreach1.1billionyuan.