- 500,000 jobs created
- 16 km of river dredged
- 750,000 cubic metres of sludge cleaned
- 42 km of trenches excavated
- 18 bridges and 12 new shipyards built
- 1000 polluting companies closed, renovated or relocated
- 100 public latrines renovated
- 26 km of sewage pipes laid along the river
- two new sewage treatment plants built
- rivers widened to prevent flooding
- plantations and parks established on river banks
- traffic around the rivers redirected, reducing congestion
- a “living water-garden” revived the traditional Dragon Boat Festival.
A Multitude of Projects
The city is building smart electricity and communication systems. It has delivered one of the China’s first large-scale Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems, and is still expanding the metro and trams. It is enhancing the city’s forests, and has hundreds of projects for reducing pollution to water and air. It is reforming agriculture, investing in renewable sources of energy, closing coal mines, and has a program of action for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.
Evidence of the extent of Chengdu’s leadership, and what it has to offer other cities around the world, comes in the form of partnerships including a special collaboration with Bonn involving an exchange of skill information, and collaborative development of opportunities.
Text by: Martin Jacobson
Last edited: 2017-03-15