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SCP participated in Special Dialogue on Development Zones at China's Annual National Planning Conference 2018

The China’s Annual National Planning Conference 2018 was held from 24th to 26th November 2018 at Hangzhou International Expo Center.  SCP President(China) Mr. Chen Qining was invited as a special guest for the special dialogue on development zones. The China’s Annual National Planning Conference is the most influential and authoritative academic event with highest attendance in the urban-rural planning field of China.

The theme of this year's conference focused on “Sharing and Quality”, including a plenary session, 2 high-end forums, 4 special dialogues, 19 special conferences and 27 academic dialogues. Nearly 10,000 international experts and scholars from urban-rural planning research and practice, and related fields attended this event, including leaders from Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

On 26th November, SCP President(China) Mr. Chen Qining, participated in the special dialogue “Where are the Development Zones of the New Era?” Exploring new opportunities and missions of new era development zone with well-known international experts, scholars and officials in development zone development and planning fields. Mr. Chen delivered a speech on “The Global Value of China Development Zone Model”, he expressed that development zone is the frontier of China’s reform and opening up, and innovation is the soul of development zone. This year marks the 38th anniversary of the establishment of special economic zone, the 34th anniversary of the establishment of the economic and technological development zone, and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the high-tech zone, hence it is worthy to sum up the experiences. Suzhou Industrial Park was founded in 1994, it experienced China’s development zone 2.0 and 3.0 era, GDP has increased by more than 20 times, the population has increased by nearly 10 times, per capital GDP has increased by more than 200 times, with dramatic increase in labour efficiency, constant industrial upgrading, improved quality of living, environmental and service standards matching international standards, which in line with the conference theme “Sharing and Quality”. At present, the China’s development zone has gone from “bringing in” to “going out”, establishing of China brand through international capacity cooperation under the “One Belt One Road” initiative. The G2B model (pro-business concept, conducive business environment, public–private partnership, investment and talent attraction) can be used as a reference for emerging international development zone.

Sharing refers to the joint participation and sharing of outcomes in the planning process; Quality is to meet the people's growing demand for a better life. Urban quality can be enhanced through high quality design and management, sharing can be achieved through extensive and in-depth collaboration and co-development, as expressed by Deputy Minister of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Ms. Huang Yan. As a professional urban planning firm in Asia, SCP Consultants Pte Ltd will continue the responsibility to provide “People-Oriented” design, let planning lead high quality development of cities and regions.


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