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Guangdong province issued the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) for its economic and social development and the outline for 2035 long-range goals on April 25, with goals and requirements also set up for Maoming.
It proposed advancing the railway line that connects Maoming and Cenxi city in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, between the Kunming-Shenzhen High-speed Railway and the Guangzhou-Zhanjiang High-speed Railway.
According to Lai Biaohu, chief engineer of the Xinyi Local Highway Management Station, the project will further improve the province's high-speed railway network and become the only high-speed railway for local people going to and from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
A wide view of Bohe New Harbor. [Photo/WeChat account: maofabu]
LNG (liquefied natural gas) receiving station will be built in cities like Maoming. The Maoming receiving station is set to be located in the city's Bohe New Harbor, with a first-phase scale of 3 million metric tons a year and a maximum receiving capacity of 5.53 million tons per year.
The province plans to support the innovative and transformational development of old industrial cities like Maoming, with the cultivation of emerging industrial clusters with distinctive features.
Maoming has been developing itself into a world-class green chemicals and hydrogen energy industrial base and is industrializing its key technologies. Its innovation-driven olefin industry chain has reportedly formed an increasing scale.
Plans are also to be promoted for integrated development between Zhanjiang and Maoming to participate in the construction of the Beibu Gulf city cluster, the Greater Bay Area and the Belt and Road.
The test section of the Beibu Gulf Rim Water Resources Allocation Project starts construction on Dec 25, 2020. [Photo/WeChat account: maofabu]
The province will also advance the construction of major water conservation projects like the Beibu Gulf Rim Water Resources Allocation Project and the Pearl River Delta Water Resources Allocation Project.
The test section of the Beibu Gulf Rim Water Resources Allocation Project started construction on Dec 25, 2020. It will draw water from the Yunfu section of the Xijiang River, to transport water to cities like Yunfu, Maoming, Yangjiang and Zhanjiang - with a total length of about 477 kilometers.
Guangdong will also support the construction of characteristics disciplines in colleges and universities like the Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology (GDUPT).
Based in Maoming, the GDUPT is the only undergraduate university with petrochemical characteristics in South China and has advantages in the fields of inferior oil processing, intelligent petrochemicals and in environmental sewage treatment.