The Eastern New Town starts from Shiji Avenue in the west, to the East Outer Ring in the east, and from the railway in the south to Tongtu Road in the north, with a gross area of 15.85 square kilometers.
The Eastern New Town is the new city center of Ningbo, as well as the new political, economic, cultural and commercial center. Together with the old city center Sanjiangkou, it constitutes the overall pattern of "one city with two centers". According to the 14th Five-Year Plan of Ningbo, the city will basically achieve high-level socialist modernization by 2035 and become a demonstration zone for Zhejiang's efforts to build an important window to fully demonstrate the superiority of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics. As one of the key development areas during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, the Eastern New Town will focus on the goal of building a "modern international metropolitan area", and contribute greater achievements to Ningbo's role as a demonstration zone in Zhejiang. With unprecedented vision, it will showcase China's high-level development, world-class standards and futuristic perspective.
International Vision in Line with the Trend
The Eastern New Town, with its overall planning and urban design of the core area assumed by American Edaw Urban Design, one of the largest land and environment planning and design companies in the world, creates two distinctive modern features: the ecological environment above the ground and the utility corridor under the ground.
In the 15.85 square kilometers of the Eastern New Town, its water area accounts for 16.2%, and its green area accounts for 19.6%, which is extremely rare in the construction of city centers in China. The utility corridor effectively solves problems concerning pipelines, roads and the environment, with an overall length of about 10 kilometers and a service area of about 8 square kilometers, making it the first one in Zhejiang Province and also rare in China.
The Eastern New Town is located at the geometric center of the future urban structure of Ningbo, only about 7 kilometers away from Ningbo Railway Station, and within half an hour’s drive from Tianyi Business District, Ningbo Lishe International Airport and other urban areas, a location with many unique advantages.
In the region, rail transit Line 1, Line 5 (the first phase under construction) and Line 7 (under construction) interweave with each other to shorten the Town’s distance with other parts of the city. With criss-cross trunk roads such as Tongtu Road, Century Avenue and East Outer Ring in the Town, and expressways such as Hangzhou-Ningbo Expressway, Ningbo Belt Expressway and Ningbo-Taizhou-Wenzhou Expressway close to it, the Town enjoys convenient transportation inside and outside Ningbo.
Comprehensive Supporting Facilities
As Ningbo's new center, the Eastern New Town is equipped with top supporting facilities.
More than 20 municipal administrative departments are located here, including the Municipal Administrative Service Center.
A dozen of educational institutions for all age groups are gathered here, such as East Campus of Ningbo Xiaoshi High School, HD Ningbo School (an international bilingual school) and Ningbo Art Experimental School of East China Normal University.
A number of top hospitals and specialized medical institutions are located here, such as Ningbo Eye Hospital, Affiliated Branch of Yinzhou People’s Hospital, and Ningbo Taikang Medical and Recuperating Institution.
Many premium commercial complexes can be found here as well, such as Hankyu Department Store, Water Street, Hongtai Plaza and Intime City.
The Eastern New Town raises the bar for high-quality life with wonderful supporting facilities.