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Technical Tour to ChangZhuTan

Changsha (長沙), Zhuzhou (株洲) and Xiangtan (湘潭) located in the Hunan (湖南) Province are cities with long history as important agricultural, transport and trading hubs in the Central part of China.  Since 2007, the three cities have officially become one of the major urbanisation growth poles under the National Policy of constructing the ChangZhuTan City Cluster (長株潭城市群).  It is aimed to develop the City Cluster as a “Two Oriented Society”  (兩型社會) to achieve resources conserving and environmental friendly urban development (資源節約型和環境友好型社會建設), with the background of regional disparities among the Eastern, Central and Western parts of China, and the adverse environmental impact resulted from extensive urbanisation. 
To learn more about the development of the City Cluster and the impact of high-speed rail on its development, a technical tour to ChangZhuTan will be organised and key information is summarised below.  For details, please refer to the enclosed itinerary (in Chinese only). 
Date:14 to 18 November 2012 (Wednesday to Sunday, 5 days)

Transport Mode:Depart by High-speed Rail from Shenzhen Return by air to Shenzhen
(Round trip coach service between HK and Shenzhen is included.)

Highlights:regional development, the rise of cities in the middle part of China as growth poles, city agglomeration and co-operation, major transport infrastructures planning, new trends of manufacturing industry development, and heritage conservation

Fee:HK$4,800 (including hotel, transport, meals, tips to the tour guide and basic HK$30,000 travel insurance) Extra HK$660 per person for single room

For registration, please send the reply slip to HKIP Secretariat by email ( or by fax (2915 7616) on or before Friday 28 September 2012.  First come first served. 

The Organising Committee of the ChangZhuTan Technical Tour