Meeting with Deputy Director General Zhou of NDRC on Urban Planning (11 June 2017)

Ms. Zhou Nan, Deputy Director General of the Department of Planning of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), met with Mr. Javier Lopez, National Chair of the European Chamber’s Construction Working Group on urban planning and the development of construction industry.

Mr. Lopez expressed the idea of intensifying the cooperation between the Chamber and the NDRC, to contribute European experience, technology know-how and policy perspectives to the development of China’s new type of urbanisation.

Ms. Zhou Nan agreed to strengthen the relationship with the Chamber  and European business in China. The Department of Planning will focus on three tasks during the 13th Five Year Plan period: characteristic towns, urban agglomeration and other new urbanisation such as smart, low-carbon and green cities.  In the second half of 2017, NDRC will conduct a mid-term review on the new type of urbanisation scheme and release notices on more opportunities and projects regarding urbanisation.