The State Council approved a Chengdu-Chongqing City Cluster development plan in Southwest China.
According to a State Council circular, the region will follow a development pattern which includes innovation, coordination, greenness, openness, and sharing.
The country aims at building the city cluster into a new internationally competitive growth pillar, taking advantage of development opportunities from the Belt and Road Initiative and the construction of the Yangtze River economic belt, according to the circular.
The blueprint stresses coordinated developments between major cities like Chongqing and Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan province, and small cities. The big cities should play a leading role in boosting regional development, the circular said.
The State Council urged governments of Sichuan province and Chongqing municipality to strengthen cooperation on infrastructure, environmental protection, and resources development.