A water conservancy project was put into effect on Friday to divert water from the Yellow River to Baiyangdian Lake in northern China's Hebei Province. The 482-km-long diversion route started in Puyang City, Henan Province in central China, where the Yellow River water flows naturally through a sluice gate and runs northward before reaching Baiyangdian in the Xiongan New Area. The Yellow River, China's second longest waterway, becomes a sustained water source to support and improve the lake's wetland ecosystem.
President Xi Jinping greets forest rangers at a woodlands zone in Xiongan New Area, Hebei province, on Wednesday. Xi emphasized the role of nurturing the natural environment to boost the area's value and livability. [Photo/Xinhua] Visit highlights area's new firms, planning, ecology President Xi Jinping encouraged enterprises in Xiongan New Area to seize a very rare opportunity as he made a visit to the new zone on Wednesday.
SHIJIAZHUANG, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- North China's Hebei Province will mobilize the resources of the entire province to build Xiongan New Area, a landmark project for regional coordinated development, the provincial government said. According to its annual government report, Hebei will make efforts to realize 10 major projects centering on such areas as infrastructure, transportation, ecological restoration of Baiyangdian Lake, and building smart city.
Chinese President Xi Jinping listens to the introduction of the general plan, policy system and construction of the Xiongan New Area at the Xiongan citizen service center during his inspection in the Xiongan New Area, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 16, 2019. (Xinhua/Ju Peng).
Chinese President Xi Jinping listens to the introduction of the general plan, policy system and construction of the Xiongan New Area at the Xiongan citizen service center during his inspection in the Xiongan New Area, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 16, 2019. (Xinhua/Ju Peng) Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected the Xiongan New Area in north China's Hebei Province on Wednesday morning, the second such visit in two years.
Cai Qi, secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Beijing Municipal Committee, attends an unveiling ceremony at the new office building of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the CPC in Tongzhou District in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 11, 2019. Four key municipal organs of Beijing moved their offices from the downtown area to the eastern suburb of Tongzhou District, the city's sub-center, on Friday.
An aerial view of the Xiongan New Area. [Photo/Xinhua] China's central authorities have approved the 2018-2035 master plan for Xiongan New Area, stressing that its creation is significant to high-quality development and the building of the modern economic system. The plan was approved by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council.
An aerial view of the Xiongan New Area. [Photo/Xinhua] Xiongan New Area will control the use of land by developing up to 30 percent of its area in the long run, leaving the rest for green space and water landscapes, the State Council said on Wednesday. The new area should create an inviting, ecologically healthy environment, and stronger efforts should be made to better manage and environmentally restore Baiyang Lake in Hebei province.