People cycles along a greenway in Jindong district. [Photo/jindong.gov.cn]
The Jindong district – located in Jinhua city in East China's Zhejiang province – has a total area of 661.8 square kilometers. It currently administers 11 towns (sub-districts), 354 administrative villages and has a permanent population of 610,000, including a registered population of 340,000.
The district, which is also called Jinyi new district, is rich in culture, laying claim to having nurtured many writers, artists and revolutionaries.
With a strategic geographical location and convenient and efficient transport infrastructure, the district is known as the "Heart of Zhejiang". The layout of its expressways, highways and railways has reached the level of developed countries and it takes less than two hours to reach the megacity and financial capital of Shanghai in East China.
The district has a solid industrial foundation, including traditional industries and emerging industries such as new energy vehicles, information technology and cross-border e-commerce.
Urban and rural development in the district is well-balanced too. A comprehensive environmental management program has achieved excellent results, while an efficient urban and rural garbage classification campaign has been established.
The development potential of the district is widely seen as being substantial. There are many national development platforms, municipal development platforms and many emerging industry project platforms within its jurisdiction.
Recently, three development configurations – for "city + industry", "tourism + agriculture" and "science and innovation + humanities" – have reportedly been mapped out.