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China and France to co-build eco-city in Wuhan

Under witness of the two heads of China and France, the two countries signed an agreement in Paris on Mar 27, the Beijing time, pledging to co-build the project of ecological demonstration city in Wuhan, capital city of central China’s Hubei Province.

It will be the first China-France ecological demonstration city in China.

This eco-city project plans to cover a construction area of 30 square kilometers. The two sides will be both involved in the project’s designing and implementation. This project will be infused the idea of low carbon and integration development of industrial park and city, and the sustainable development of technology and experience in urban planning & design, construction and management. It will also centered on the use of renewable energy sources, eco-environmental technology and apply low-carbon transport system and green building.

In addition, the eco-city will build China-France Valley of Science and Technology to develop the industries of high and new technology, high-end manufacturing, modern service and fashion culture.

The two countries both aim to build this project a model of urban sustainable development in China, France, and even the world.

Hubei has a long cooperation history with France in the field of ecology and sustainable development. In October of 2013, Hubei signed the munites of talk with French side to co-build the eco-city in uhan city circle. And on Dec 17 of the same year, the French Prime Minister visited Hubei and expressed his great attention and support to the project of China-France ecological demonstration city in Wuhan.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-France diplomatic ties and the 10th anniversary of the establishment of their comprehensive strategic partnership. Now, Hubei has been the region owning the largest investment, the most widely cooperation fields, and the most active communication with France. (hubei.gov.cn)


Hubei and France seek for urban sustainable development

A new ecological city with French style and characteristics will emerge in Wuhan city cluster of central China's Hubei Province, local report said.

The project, featured in urban sustainable development demonstration with technology provided by France, is under construction smoothly.

In April 2010, a cooperation intention was signed between Hubei and France to carry out cooperation in the areas of sustainable development and environment. >>more