CHENGDU, China, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Chengdu High-Tech Industrial Development Zone announces that on February 1 Tianfu International Community, the first large living area for foreigners in western China, is set to be completed and opened in October 2010. The residential district, designed to meet housing needs of foreigners in Chengdu, will provide world-class services ranging from high-tech offerings such as 3G mobile Internet connectivity to a range of services including a church, Chinese-English bilingual kindergartens and doctors at western-style hospitals.

The 250,000-square-meter district site is 160mu (approximately 106,670 square meters), with a plot ratio of 0.9. The project consists of residences, hotels, businesses, bilingual kindergartens and churches, creating a high-quality international residential district integrating living, shopping, entertainment and business. A series of high-end international projects such as International Headquarters Business Park, International Shopping Business District and International Convention Center are also being constructed along with Tianfu International Community.

The project, co-designed by Canada's Zeidler Partnership Architects and Japan's Kume Sekkei, demonstrates the architectural features of modernity, internationalization, fashion and environmental conservation, while seeking to meet foreigners' living and cultural needs.

The Tianfu International Community is designed to create a Chinese home for foreigners. Chengdu is seeing an increasing influx of foreigners and international companies/organizations, providing development opportunities and prospects in Chengdu against the backdrop of global industrial structure adjustments. As of the end of 2009, Chengdu's foreign residents came from more than 130 countries and regions, and the number of foreigners and people from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan reached nearly 20,000. The figures are now still on the rise.

The Tianfu International Community is located in the Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone (CDHT), which ranks 4th among all the 54 state-level hi-tech industrial development zones across China and first among all the hi-tech development zones in central and western China in terms of overall competitiveness and is one of the six pilot parks selected by China's central government for construction of world-class hi-tech development zones in the country. As of October 2009, 863 foreign-invested enterprises, including 44 Fortune 500 and world-known companies, such as Intel and Motorola, have invested in CDHT, with a total investment of US$9,174 million.

About the Tianfu International Community

Located in the heart of New Tianfu City in CDHT, the Tianfu International Community covers an area of 160mu (approximately 106,670 square meters). With a total floor area of 250,000 square meters, the community will include three districts, Phase One and Two and a business district. It is designed to meet foreign residents' requirements for a wide range of business services with world-class facilities. It will feature Chengdu's first community church and first villa area designed for foreigners.

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SOURCE: Chengdu High-Tech Industrial Development Zone

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