A development plan for the Yangtze River Economic Belt has been issued to 11 related provinces and cities a week before, the 21st Century Business Herald said on Monday.
The plan, not unveiled to the public yet, proposes some new concepts on the development of the zone and sets strategic targets for 2020 and 2030. It also highlights negative list management and eco-compensation, the report said, citing a number of sources.
Zhang Shaochun, head of the Anhui Provincial Development and Reform Commission, briefed he 21st Century Business Herald on the background against which Anhui implements the Yangtze River Economic Belt initiative. How the work goes on and what the next steps are were also mentioned in the interview.
The province will focus on eco-civilization, innovation-driven development and balanced development, which are required in the plan as common goals for the region, Zhang said.
The economic belt consists of 11 localities along China's longest Yangtze River: Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Chongqing, Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou.