Circular of Xi’an Municipal People’s Government on Printing and Issuing the Implementation Plan for the Gardening, Greening and Landscape Upgrading Project for Beautiful Xi’an & Eco-friendly Home Campaign
Xi’an Municipal People’s Government     Updated: 2016-09-06

People’s Governments at district and county levels, working organs of the Municipal People’s Government and institutions directly under the administration of the Municipal People’s Government: 

The Implementation Plan for the Gardening, Greening and Landscape Upgrading Project for Beautiful Xi’an & Eco-friendly Home Campaign has been agreed upon after researches and discussions by the Municipal Government, and is now printed and issued to above mentioned units to earnestly organize and strictly abide by for the implementation of the plan. 


Xi’an Municipal People’s Government 

                                                 March 2, 2016 



The Implementation Plan for the Gardening, Greening and Landscape Upgrading Project for Beautiful Xi’an & Eco-friendly Home Campaign


In order to comprehensively strengthen urban gardening and greening, further increase greening ratio, improve the environment and enhance living quality, the Municipal Government decided to carry out in the whole city the Implementation Plan for the Gardening, Greening and Landscape Upgrading Project for Beautiful Xi’an & Eco-friendly Home Campaign, for this purpose an implementation plan is specially made as follows:

I. Guiding Philosophy

The implementation plan takes as its guide the essence of the Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee and of the national and provincial city conferences, center closely around the construction of a Quality Xi’an, take as its reference the standards for national ecological garden cities, follow the mentality of “paying equal attention both to increasing greening and to upgrading the qualities to make the city more beautiful ”, take high standards in urban gardening and greening so as to enhance the livability , fame and competence of the city and accelerate the pace of building Xi’an into an international metropolis. 

II Working Goals

Through the implementation of the Gardening, Greening and Landscape Upgrading Project for Beautiful Xi’an & Eco-friendly Home Campaign, we could effectively solve the problems in gardening and greening of the unsatisfactory qualities, insufficient greening areas, facilities and maintenance, practically enhance the gardening and greening construction and management levels, and make greater efforts to build a green, eco-friendly, beautiful and harmonious living environment. There are four aspects of work focuses: the first lies in optimizing landscaping effects. By upraising the construction standards for new gardening and greening projects, transforming and upgrading the existing gardening and greening areas, making full use of urban public spaces, adopting gardening landscape techniques, we could build an urban gardening and greening landscape which is varied and colorful, new in styles, and is the continuation of the history and culture of the city. The second lies in raising the ecological capacity of the city. We will accelerate the constructions of urban gardens and green area little plazas, promote three dimensional greening, strengthen roadside greening, and push forward forest belt and green passage construction so as to improve the urban ecosystem. The third lies in improving urban public facilities. We will increase public chairs, road lamps, dustbins and toilet rooms and other public service facilities in green areas and on plazas, improve the comprehensive service functions of the green areas and plazas so as to satisfy the recreational and entertainment needs of the citizens; and the fourth lies in daily maintenance. We will increase daily maintenance investment, make stable and optimize the greening maintenance teams, solve completely the problem of insufficient maintenance so that our urban gardening and greening may fully demonstrate its landscaping effects and give full play of all its service functions.   

III. Project Overview

The Gardening, Greening and Landscape Upgrading Project for Beautiful Xi’an & Eco-friendly Home Campaign is composed of the following 13 aspects: the greening landscape upgrading of the downtown area within the Second Ring Road; the greening landscape upgrading along lines one and two of Xi’an subway; the greening landscape upgrading along the three Ring Roads of the city; the greening landscape upgrading along the main roads of the districts, counties and development zones; the greening landscape upgrading at the entrances to the city; the construction of new gardens, unfinished gardens and transforming urban gardens; the construction of new urban plazas and upgrading the old ones; the construction or upgrading of street green area little plazas; the construction of forest belts and greening passages; three dimensional greening construction; greening construction along new-built roads; the construction of ecological garden units (communities) ; gardening and greening scientific research and maintenance. In a period of 3 years altogether 387 projects will be implemented with a total investment of RMB 7.115 billion (the fiscal arrangement shall be taken into overall consideration by the Municipal Urban Management Bureau through consulting the Municipal Financial Bureau and the Municipal Construction Committee ) , of which the municipal level investment totals RMB 1.178 billion, that of the districts and counties totals RMB 3.891 billion, that of development zones RMB 1.958 billion, and social investment accounts for RMB 88 million. Upon completion, another 12.7414 million square meters greening area will be added, and a total of 3.8276 million square meters green area will be transformed. 

According to the planning, all the projects will be launched in 2016 with an annual investment of RMB 2.701 billion, of which the municipal level investment totals RMB 572 million (of which 537 million is at the dispose of the Municipal Urban Management Bureau (UMB) for implementation, 22 million for the Municipal Water Affairs Bureau, and 13 million for the Municipal Bureau of Cultural Relics), that of the districts and counties totals RMB 1.281 billion, that of development zones RMB 760 million, and social investment accounts for RMB 88 million (for details please refer to the attached Table 1). 

IV. Task Classification

1.The greening landscape upgrading of the downtown area within the Second Ring Road.

According to the planning, altogether 10 projects will be implemented with a total investment of 35.73 million (for details please refer to the attached Table 2). The measures to be taken include greening construction through plans, greening efforts in little pieces of land, enrich plant species, increase gardening sketches, infill cultural factors, set up three dimensional modeling plants and renew old facilities, through comprehensive transformation to the main roads, crossings, street greening areas and street plazas, we aim to increase greening coverage, enrich urban landscape colors and enhance landscape effects.   

2. The greening landscape upgrading along lines one and two of Xi’an subway.

According to the planning, altogether 5 projects will be implemented with a total investment of 63.07 million (for details please refer to the attached Table 3). The projects cover the east-west axis of subway line one and the south-north axis of subway line two. Subway line one totals 24 kilometers, starting from Xiangwang intersection of the City Bypass, leading west via the East and West Fifth Roads, Lianhu Road, Daqing Road all the way westward to Sanqiao intersection at West Third Ring Road; while subway line two totals 20 kilometers, starting from the entrances of the City Bypass to Chang’an Road, leading north via Chang’an Road, Weiyang Road to the entrances of the City Bypass to Weiyang Road. The main measures to be taken include integrating history and culture into the greening belts, forest belts and greening plazas along the two lines of the subway, enrich gardening landscaping methods so as to enhance urban greening area comprehensive service functions and build up the new highlights of urban landscaping. 

3.The greening landscape upgrading along the three ring roads of the city.

According to the planning, altogether 18 projects will be implemented with a total investment of 80.74 million (for details please refer to the attached Table 4). The projects cover the First, Second and Third Ring Roads of the city, and aim to carry out comprehensive upgrading to the road greening belts, forest belts, plazas and other landscapes. Specifically, for the First Ring Road, the focus lies in the increase of road node landscape, enrich greening patterns and enhancing greening landscape effect; for the Second Ring Road, the focus lie in the restoration of original greening landscape, make landscaping upgrading to Taibai Road Intersection, Yanta Road Intersection, the East Second Ring Road and important nodes along the Ring Road; and for the Third Ring Road, the focus lies in making up greening blanks and upgrading the present greening areas, upgrading and transforming the landscaping belts between the lanes of about 30,000 square meters at the western section of the North Third 

Ring Road, including upgrading the soil, changing bush wood, setting up dust-shelter walls, improve road barriers and the irrigation systems; in addition, greening will be done and quantities of vines and trees will be planted on the four cloverleaf intersection protecting slopes along the Northern Third Ring Road.   

4.The greening landscape upgrading along the main roads of the districts, counties and development zones.

According to the planning, altogether 30 projects will be implemented with a total investment of 60.91 million (for details please refer to the attached Table 5). In accordance with the requirements of building beautiful urban quarters, and laying emphasis on ensuring one outstanding feature for each district, and one highlighted greening landscape for each urban quarter, the districts, counties and development zones carry out comprehensive upgrading to the road greening within their own administrative area, the main measures include adding to the greening quantities, transforming important nodes and setting up gardening modelings. 

5.The greening landscape upgrading at the entrances to the city.

In the present 20 urban entrances, 8 will be chosen for greening landscape upgrading by infilling into cultural elements so as to showcase the abundant history and culture of the ancient city of Xi’an, at the same time elevating the greening landscape effect at the urban entrances. According to the planning, a total of 98.32 million will be invested, and the projects will be jointly implemented in accordance with the respective rights to the green areas of the city and the districts (for details please refer to the attached Table 6). 

6.The construction of new gardens, unfinished gardens and transforming urban gardens.

Altogether 32 projects will be implemented with a total investment of 4.752 billion (for details please refer to the attached Tables 7-1, 7-2), of which 19 new or uncompleted parks will be built, and 13 present parks will be transformed. We will stick to the goal to improve the urban ecological environment, take the construction of sponge cities as our first measures, and make breakthroughs by improving the infrastructural facilities of the parks, and take as our main features the promotion of Silk Road culture and the culture of the ancient city, comprehensively elevating the landscaping effect of old parks, upraise the construction standards for newly built or unfinished parks so as to highlight their respective features, enrich the service functions of the parks according to their own features and enhance the happiness index of urban residents.  

7.The construction of new urban plazas and upgrading the old ones.

Altogether 11 projects will be implemented with a total investment of 155 million (for details please refer to the attached Table 8), of which 6 new plazas will be built, and 5 existing urban plazas will be upgraded. We will stick to the measures of greening construction through plans, greening efforts in little pieces of land, and add to and upgrade urban greening plazas so as to further improve the urban living environment. 

8.The construction or upgrading of street green area little plazas.

Altogether 100 projects will be implemented with a total investment of 306.4 million (for details please refer to the attached Tables 9-1,9-2 ), of which 65 new street plazas will be built, and 35 existing ones will be upgraded. At urban road crossing corners and the ends of streets and lanes, we will plant small pieces of greening, break the cemented area to plant trees, add to street greening little plazas, and upgrade the existing greening little plazas so as to enhance their public welfare service functions as well as their landscaping effect. 

9.The construction of forest belts and greening passages.

Altogether 13 projects will be implemented with a total investment of 1.067 billion (for details please refer to the attached Table 10 ). Ecological forest belts will be built along the sides of the roads and waters, at the outskirts of the urban areas as well as around the units with poisonous and hazardous gas emissions, and the landscaping forest belts will be endowed with such functions as environment protection, sports, recreation and tourism, etc.

10.Three dimensional greening construction.

Through the implementation of mandatory and incentive policies and measures, by adopting such a pattern of “joint efforts from both the city and the districts, from both the military and the civilians and the involvement of all citizens”, we will, at units along the streets such as hotels and schools, push forcefully forward the construction of roof greening, vertical greening and demolishing walls for greening views, further enlarge green spaces in cities, give full play the functions of three dimensional greening in architectural energy conservation, retaining rain water, increase to carbon sinks, making the environment more beautiful and alleviation of urban heat island effect. The planned investment reaches 48.355 million, aiming to add to 88,000 square meters of roof green areas, 50,000 linear meters of vertical greening, and demolishing 3,000 linear meters of walls for greening views (for details please refer to the attached Tables 11-1,11-2 and 11-3).  

11.Greening construction along new-built roads.

Altogether 151 projects will be implemented with a total investment of 619 million (for details please refer to the attached Table 12 ), of which the greening of 57 municipal new roads and that of 94 district and development zone new roads will be launched. In accordance with the requirements of sponge cities, some of the road green belts will be built into landscape ecological passages with recreational functions. 

12.The construction of ecological garden units (communities). 

We will initialize the effort to compete for national ecological garden city, call for the extensive involvement of social units, in accordance with the requirements for sponge cities, carry out the construction of ecological garden units (communities), and through appraisal and acceptance, commend and award qualified projects (substitute subsidies with awards) . The planned investment reaches 88 million and altogether 110 ecological garden units (communities) will be constructed (for details please refer to the attached Table 13 ).

13.Gardening and greening scientific research and maintenance

With scientific research taking the leading role, especially with the role of gardening and greening scientific researches, we will forcefully promote the application of new products and technologies, earnestly do a good job in biological hazard prevention and treatment, pest disaster forecast and researches on biodiversity. We will formulate the greening maintenance quotas of the city, increase budget for gardening and greening maintenance and management so as to enhance our daily management levels. We will replace the yellow label vehicles in gardening and greening as soon as possible, pay attention to using new-type gardening machinery, and strengthen greening construction and maintenance approaches. The total investment for 2016 is 15.89 million (for details please refer to the attached Table 14 ).

V. Relevant Requirements

1.Enhancing Understanding and Strengthening Organization and Leadership.

The Gardening, Greening and Landscape Upgrading Project for Beautiful Xi’an & Eco-friendly Home Campaign is one of the work focuses of the municipality, as well as a welfare project longed for by the citizens, which is of very important significance to the construction of a Quality Xi’an. In order to strengthen the organization and leadership of the work, the Municipal Government will adopt such measures as the major leadership takes the leading role, with responsibilities laid on the leaders in charge, while the Municipal Urban Management Bureau being in charge specifically, in this way we will take an overall consideration concerning the organization and coordination, implementation and advancement as well as supervision and checks. The relevant units shall also strengthen relevant organization and leadership concerning the work , ensure that every piece of the jobs is done by certain personnel and everything is taken good care of so that we can lay a solid foundation for the smooth completion of the tasks. 

2. For projects undertaken by the municipal units in the implementation plan, the Municipal Construction Committee shall timely issue the investment plan, and do a good job concerning the filing, approval and bidding of the construction projects as soon as possible; the Municipal Finance Bureau shall timely make arrangement for planned municipal budget for investment; the municipal organs undertaking specific construction tasks shall make necessary preliminary preparations; and relevant municipal organs shall active cooperate. For projects undertaken by district units, the relevant district/county governments and development zone management commissions shall timely issue work plans and make budget preparations, and all units undertaking specific construction tasks shall make necessary preliminary preparations as soon as possible. Once the preliminary preparations are done, all units involved shall launch on-site construction to ensure that all construction projects in the implementation plan could be finished in time. 

3. Keeping to Strict Standards and Ensuring Project Quality

Those units undertaking construction tasks shall earnestly keep to strict standards concerning plan design, seedling acceptance and project construction, stick strictly to the construction technical specifications for gardening and greening construction projects, strengthen supervision in the whole process of the construction, and in particular do a good job in the acceptance upon completion, ensure the construction projects to reach expected goals, and actively promote the Gardening, Greening and Landscape Upgrading Project for Beautiful Xi’an & Eco-friendly Home Campaign to bring about more quality projects. The Municipal Government shall, at appropriate times, organize checks and exams concerning the implementation plan, shall circulate a notice of commendation for those units or persons with solid implementation and outstanding results, and shall blame those who are slack or who cause work delay for effectiveness and accountability.   

4. Implement Subsidy Policies and Broadening Financing Channels

We will fully mobilize the enthusiasm of the districts and counties in accordance with the policy of “the districts take the leading role with subsidies of the Municipality”. We will continue to carry out the existing subsidy policies of the Municipality concerning forest belts and greening passages, roof greening, vertical greening and demolishing walls for greening views. We will change the Municipal subsidy concerning the construction of street greening little plazas, and increase another 125 yuan to the present 75 yuan per square meter construction subsidy, and 10% of the total investment of the project will be awarded to ecological gardening units (communities) passed the acceptance upon completion. At the same time, all units shall broaden financing channels for construction capital, compete for national and provincial specialized subsidies to the construction of sponge cities; apply for the discount bonds of the Central Government, and make efforts to get support from such financing platforms as that of the National Development Bank; attract social investment, mobilize social forces, enlarge the scale of green construction and maintenance by social forces, so that a good work atmosphere featured by joint efforts of both the Municipality and the Districts and the engagement of the whole society will come into being. 

Attachment: The Gardening, Greening and Landscape Upgrading Project for Beautiful Xi’an & Eco-friendly Home Campaign


Table  1   Investment Summary Sheet of the Gardening, Greening and Landscape Upgrading Project for Beautiful Xi’an & Eco-friendly Home Campaign

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Table  2

The greening landscape upgrading of the downtown area within the Second Ring Road

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Table  3

The greening landscape upgrading along lines one and two of Xi’an subway

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Table  4

The greening landscape upgrading along the three Ring Roads of Xi’an city

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Table  5

The greening landscape upgrading along the main roads of the districts, counties and development zones

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Table  6

The greening landscape upgrading at the entrances to Xi’an

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Table  7—1

The construction of new gardens and unfinished gardens of Xi’an

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Table  7—2

The project of transforming and upgrading urban gardens of Xi’an

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Table  8

The construction/upgrading of big urban plazas

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Table  9—1

The construction of street green area little plazas in 2016

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Table  9—2

The upgrading of street green area little plazas in 2016

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Table  10

The construction of forest belts and greening passages

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Table  11—1

Roof Greening Construction projects of Xi’an in 2016

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Table  11—2

The three dimensional greening construction project in 2016

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Table  11—3

The project of demolishing walls for greening in 2016

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Table  12

The project of greening construction along new-built roads in 2016

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Table  13

 The construction project of ecological garden units (communities) in 2016

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Table  14

The gardening and greening scientific research and maintenance project

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Abbreviations(表中缩略语): 

UMB = Urban Management Bureau  城管局

D.Gov.= District Government    区政府

C.Gov. = County Government     县政府

MTB = Municipal Transportation Bureau 市交通局

MWAB = Municipal Water Affairs Bureau  市水务局

MCRB = Municipal Cultural Relics Bureau 市文物局

Inv. = Investment  投资

ETDZMC = Xi'an Economic & Technological Development

Zone Management Commission 经开区管委会