The State Council mentioned on its web site late final night that the aim to regulate the scale of town was a part of Shanghai’s masterplan for 2017-2035, which the federal government physique had permitted.
“By 2035, the resident inhabitants in Shanghai will likely be managed at round 25 million and the overall quantity of land made accessible for building won’t exceed three,200 sq. kilometres,” it mentioned.
China’s state media has outlined “huge metropolis illness” as arising when a megacity turns into plagued with environmental air pollution, visitors congestion and a scarcity of public companies, together with schooling and medical care.
Lots of China’s largest cities additionally face surging home costs, stirring fears of a property bubble.
Shanghai, which sits on China’s jap coast, had a everlasting inhabitants of 24.15 million on the finish of 2015, the official Xinhua information company mentioned final 12 months.
Town has additionally mentioned it could intensify efforts to guard the atmosphere and historic web site as a part of its masterplan.
(Reporting by Brenda Goh; Modifying by Paul Tait)
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