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Metro, roads boost Disneyland

Tourists to the Shanghai Disneyland and its related resort in Pudong will get a dedicated Metro link and road access when it opens in 2015, Shanghai government officials said yesterday.

To facilitate the Disneyland project, the first on the Chinese mainland, a Metro link is to be constructed plus supporting highways.

Qin Yun, chief engineer with Shanghai Construction Commission, said: "We are revamping and constructing nine roads to build direct access to the core areas of Disneyland and the leisure resort. An elevated road for vehicles will be set up for tourists."

Some roads, such as Shenjiang Road, will be improved to boost their traffic capacity, according to Yin Hong, the city government's deputy secretary-general.

The initial cost to build the park is about 24.5 billion yuan (US$3.7 billion).

An additional 4.5 billion yuan will finance other aspects of the resort, including hotels and a retail, dining and entertainment complex.

The city government regards the project as vital in its bid to make Shanghai a world-class tourist destination. The first phase of the project is expected to attract 7.3 million visitors annually.

The park is about 21 kilometers from People's Square and 12km from Pudong International Airport.

Besides the Disney Metro link, Shanghai will start construction next year of other new subway projects, including the third phase of Metro Line 8, the third phase of Line 9, the second phase of Line 5, and Line 17, Yin said.

The subway projects are only part of the city's efforts to improve and expand public services and traffic infrastructure over the next four years, the government said.

Investment from 2011 to 2015 will be increased, officials said yesterday, without specifying the size of the planned investment.

Qin with the construction commission said: "The government will raise the budget to ensure quality in new infrastructure facilities and also to invest more in future projects."

From 2005 to last year, the city spent about 800 billion yuan constructing and renovating infrastructure, such as road, water and Metro projects.

Meanwhile, the city will shift its focus on new infrastructure work in the next four years from downtown to more outlying districts as the government boosts four new towns in the suburbs, according to Yin.

The towns include Nanqiao New Town in Fengxian District, Qingpu New Town, Jiading New Town and Songjiang New Town, according to Yin.

It is planned that Nanqiao will cover 10 square kilometers and it is projected to become an economic and residential center of Fengxian.


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