A rapid transit line is proposed to bring Lingang closer to Shanghai’s downtown, according to an adviser from Hong Kong who plans to raise the matter at a meeting next Wednesday.
Jacky Chung, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Shanghai Committee, will suggest building a rapid transit system — “just like Hong Kong Airport Express Services” — during the 12th standing committee meeting of the 13th Shanghai Committee of the CPPCC.
As regional director of Eastern & Central China with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, he will present a keynote speech together with two other advisers from Hong Kong and Macau.
“A parallel Metro line as well as an expressway could be built at the same time,” said Chung during a news briefing on Wednesday.
Next week’s meeting will invite Chen Yin, vice mayor of Shanghai and director of the Lingang Special Area Administrative Committee, to brief on progress made on the construction of the new area.
Altogether 13 political advisers, including one from the CPPCC’s national committee, will offer suggestions on issues such as the establishment of a tax system with international competitiveness, Internet access facilitation, freedom of transport, risk management, prevailing international practice in legal protection, the coordinated development and the integration of the Yangtze River Delta Region, as well as learning from the experience in the development of Hong Kong.