On the afternoon of September 17th, 28 international students in Shandong from 16 countries visited the Jinan Starting Area for Transformation of New and Old Development Drivers to explore the secret of Jinan’s accelerated development.
In the city hall of the Jinan Starting Area for Transformation of New and Old Development Drivers, the international students have a deep understanding of the planning and construction of the Starting Area and its process in shifting the old growth driving forces to new ones.
The planned area of the Jinan Starting Area for Transformation of New and Old Development Drivers is 798 square kilometers, which is equivalent to Jinan's existing built-up area. It not only plays a principal role in the expansion of urban space in Jinan, but also is the core support for Jinan to fully open the Yellow River development era and promote the strong rise of Jinan as the capital of Shandong province.
After the visiting, the international students were stunned by the high-quality development Jinan. “I only knew more about Chinese culture before. Through the activity, I learned about the rapid development of China’s economy and society,” said Alinaline Cichocki, an Uzbek student in Qilu University of Technology, “In the city hall of Jinan Starting Area for Transformation of Old and New Development Drivers, I saw the future planning of the city and I hope Jinan will have a better tomorrow.”