The hainan international tourism island pilot zone officially opens in haikou
Author: Source:Haikou Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office
According to Hainan Daily, on the morning of 6,2011,the Hainan International Tourism Island Pilot Zone officially opened in Haikou. Mr.Tan Li, menber of the standing committee of the Hainan provincial CPC committee, publicity director and vice-governor attended the ceremony and unveiled the inauguration ceremony for the working committee and administration commission of the Hainan International Tourism Island Pilot Zone and the Hainan International Tourism Island Development and Construction Co., Ltd.
The pilot zone was initiated by the Hainan Provincial CPC Committee and People's Government in a bid to step up the construction of Hainan International Tourism Island and explore a scientific path of development for the island. Last year, Hainan came up with a cultural industry plan of "one zone, three belts and nine focal districts", the "one zone" of which refers to the pilot zone of the Hainan International Tourism Island. Located in Longwan Bay, Qionghai, between Haikou and Sanya, the pilot zone will be carefully designed, developed and managed. It covers a total land area of 38 square kilometers with the first stage utilizing 19.2 square kilometers of the allocation. The total investment in this tourism and leisure industry is estimated at about 70-100 billion RMB and construction between 3 to 5 years. The initial work is gradually in progress and involves creation of a master plan, land preparation and relocation of residents.
The pilot zone is a breakthrough and an excellent example of Hainan Culture and Tourism Industry, which embodies a range of five unique characteristics of innovative government from the policy, development, functionality, product innovation and new investment initiation aspects. It aims to become the cultural industry cluster portraying the largest scale, most open and world class image and thereby make its own contribution to Hainan International Tourism Island.
The Hainan International Tourism Island Pilot Zone is divided into three primary functional categories of experimental industrial policy, tourism, culture and entertainment industry as well as fundamental and functional industry, covering eleven high-end sectors, which are duty-free shopping malls, sports & recreation, large-scale sports-event lottery and instant sports lottery, ocean tourism development in the South China Sea, cultural and industrial bases for motion pictures and animation, international tourism exposition and exhibition centers, theme parks, art galleries, high-end residential hubs, international catering hubs, high-end communities and high-end tourism and education centers.
It is understood that the working committee for the pilot zone is designated by the Hainan Provincial CPC Committee while the administrative commission is handled by the Hainan Provincial People's Government, which authorizes and entrusts the administrative commission to exercise its executive and law enforcement powers within the zone. The Development and Construction Company for Hainan International Tourism Island has been subsequently established as part of the pilot zone. The administrative commission is a contributor to the Hainan International Tourism Island Development and Construction Company on behalf of the Hainan Provincial People's Government.