Chongqing Liangjiang New Area was established on June 18, 2011.
It is the first national level development area in inland China, and the third nationwide after Shanghai Pudong New Area and Tianjian Binhai New Area.
Liangjiang New Area is located north of the Yangtze River and east of the Jialing River. It has three administrative areas: Jiangbei District, Beipei District and Yubei district, with a total area of 1,200 square kilometers, of which 550 square kilometers could be developed.
The state council has designated five strategic orientations for the new area: demonstration area for scientific development, gateway of the inland region, a pilot zone for urban-rural reform, an advanced manufacturing and modern service center, and a financial center and innovation center in the upstream Yangtze River.
Chongqing’s Party Committee and the Chongqing Municipal Government attaches high importance to the development and opening up of Liangjiang New Area.
Zhang Guoqing, mayor of Chongqing Municipality, serves as the group leader of Liangjiang New Area Development and Construction Leadership Group.
Liangjiang New Area Administrative committee works for the economic development and construction of the area with unified coordination, policies, planning and publicity. The area will promote coordinated reform and opening up with Jiangbei District, Beipei District and Yubei District.
The Chongqing Municipal Committee and the Chongqing Municipal Government decided that Liangjiang New Area’s Party Work Administrative Committee will administrate eight sub-districts including Yuanyang, Renhe, Tiangongdian, Dazhulin, Lijia, Jinshan and Kangmei, with a total area of 130 square kilometers.