Ulaanqab: A rising green development center
Green industrial transformation, transportation hub development and environmental protection have led the development of Ulaanqab city in recent years.
Ulaanqab, located in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, was once a barren place characterized by drought, poor soil and a fragile natural ecosystem, as the majority of the city sits atop basalt formations.
However, after years of efforts to plant trees and treat pollution, the green coverage area of Jining district, the central urban area of Ulaanqab city, has reached 2,948.29 hectares, and the green coverage rate has reached 39.38 percent.
Ulaanqab has successfully built itself into a "national garden city" and been named "a garden city built on basalt".
While greening the city, Ulanqab is taking full advantage of its stable geological structure and cool climate to build data centers there.
To date, the city has signed agreements for 17 data center projects, serving internet giants such as Huawei, Apple and Alibaba. The number of big data outsourcing enterprises in Ulanqab is now 12, and four big data enterprises have already started operating there.
Moreover, relying on its advantageous geography, Ulaanqab has set a goal to build itself into a national logistics hub.
A three-dimensional network of land, aviation and railways in Ulanqab has already formed.
In particular, since the China-Europe Railway Express officially opened in the city in 2016, 16 international lines passing through Ulaanqab have opened, with a total of 583 trains and 23,895 vehicles being handled over the years.
Additionally, strong efforts have been made by Ulaanqab to adjust its energy structure while developing new energy.
Ulaanqab has so far completed 7.40 million kilowatts of wind and solar projects connected to the grid, and 5.2 million kW of projects have been approved and are under construction.