Zero-carbon town to be built near Xiongan New Area

15:46, December 04, 2017

A zero-carbon town showcasing green development will be built at Yixian county in North China's Hebei province, about 30 kilometers northwest of the Xiongan New Area.

The town, named Taihang Fenghuang Valley, is expected to be completed in five years with an area of 82 square kilometers and a population of 200,000, according to plans disclosed by its constructors, China State Construction Engineering Co and Yingli Solar Group.

The aim is to build a new model of smart city, with industries including green energy, electronic information and civil-military integration being the main pillars, the plans said.

The location, next to Xiongan New Area — created in April as an innovation hub and livable city — has great space for further development, media reports said.

The new area now covers Xiongxian, Rongcheng and Anxin counties in Hebei's Baoding, and will eventually cover 2,000 square kilometers.

It was created as a major center to receive some non-capital functions transferred from Beijing, such as research institutes, universities, financial institutes and company headquarters.