2021-06-10

A new city costing 1,152 billion yuan:it is based on a ghost city and plans to become a world-class city

By yqqlm yqqlm

It seems that in recent years, both poor and rich countries have begun to build new cities within their borders. It is used to replace the current situation of crowdedness in the old city, combined with high-tech and environmental protection technology, to make the new city more sustainable. But it seems that there are many countries in the world where such cities are overstretching, such as the KoreaSouth KoreaKoreaMatsushima is such an example. It took a lot of money to build and turned it into a world-renowned ghost town, and what we are talking about today is the city built on the basis of the ghost town of Songdo. Its name is New Clark City and it is located in the Philippines.

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As a city located 120 kilometers away from Manila, this city is the local governmentThe plan to spend 180 billion US dollars to build a presence, equivalent to a huge amount of RMB 1152.0 billion to build a smart city, a new city, it is indeed It feels a bit exaggerated. After all, South Korea’s capital for the world’s first smart city is about 40 billion U.S. dollars. So why does this new smart city built in the Philippines need to spend so much money to build it? The reason is that the area is larger and the overall goal is higher.

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The planned area of ​​the entire city has reached 9450hectares. Construction started in 2016. It is estimated that the construction will take 25-30 years. It is important to know that the area of ​​Songdo City, which was built at a cost of 40 billion US dollars, is only about 607 hectares. I believe its high cost This matter is not difficult to understand. After all, New Clark City is basically equivalent to a city built from scratch, and this large area is not used to build a city. It is said that about 3,500 hectares will be used for development and construction, and the remaining nearly 6,000 hectares will be urban For the development of agricultural and forest protection areas.

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But even so, the urban area of ​​3,500 hectares is large enough. And you must know that the blueprint of this city is based on Matsushima City, so its territory will also be more intelligent. And high-tech, environmental protection direction to build, in this case, it really makes people a little worried about the future development of this city. Because Songdo itself is now a recognized ghost town, and apart from Songdo in South Korea, United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, India and other countries actually have similar citiesProject /span>Try, when so many big countries have not produced a result, the success rate of the Philippines, a not very developed country, is naturally lower.

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Because a newly built city will inevitably encounter many things to consider and many challenges, and a long construction time There is also a large amount of capital investment, which is the pain point of these smart new cities. The main reason is that these new cities are likely to fail after they are built, or they will have to wait many years before they can be used for greater use. These are things that some countries with insufficient strength cannot afford to wait. For example, Songdo is too high-tech and intelligent. As a result, the high cost of accommodation and living is prohibitive, and New Clark itself uses Matsushima as a blueprint, and its future is really doubtful.

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Today, the city has been under construction for many years, and the first phase a of the entire project has been scheduled to be delivered in October 2019. It seems that the future can be expected, but it will take time to speak. After all, in the past two years, the construction speed of this city has obviously slowed down a lot, and many projects seem to have not been advanced. I don’t know if you think this smart new city that has been built with trillions of yuan can play a role in the future. What is its role? At least the local government is positioning New Clark as the future world-class city, can it really be realized? Let’s say another thing.