The purpose of this project is to gear up in the city thanks to the strong resolve of the Chinese government, according to Nikkei newspaper.
|Taiwan can be seen from Xiamen New-Town. Originally appeared on Nikkei|
The center of the city estimates a population reaching 3.53 million. To respond to a population growth, the city needs resources including spaces. Hence an expansion from Xiamen Island to the mainland, called 'xincheng' (Chinese), or new-town that will be the engine of the "low-carbon city" project.
The project will consist of the reduction of the share of secondary industries in its economy which is estimated at 50%, and the increase of the share of tertiary industries such as finance, goods distribution, and leisure. The city will also target bio-industries and LED industries.
Bus Rapid Transit system is already used and a monorail construction is scheduled. Another aspect of this project is the separation and collection of household waste and the promotion of recycling.
|Model of the Xiamen Low-Carbon Project. Originally appeared on Nikkei|
Some Japanese firms take part to the program such as Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) by sponsoring the Xiamen Low-Carbon City Consruction and Development Japan-Chinese Exchange in Xiamen in Mid-July.
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