Xiang'an to add 34 hectares of parkland

City officials recently announced plans to add more than 34 hectares of parks to the district of Xiangan. The project is centered around Xindian street and along the district's eastern seaboard.

The 312-million-yuan project includes greenery design and the redesign of elements such as drainage, lighting and water supplies. Other elements include new landscaping, pathways and bridges, a cultural corridor and eco-friendly parking facilities.

The master plan includes renovations to the existing Xiangan Central Park as well as two new parks -- Citizen's Park and Dongshan Park. The pair of new parks will be located in the Dongshan section of Xiangan New Town along the eastern seaboard of Xiangan.