When you are coming to Chengdu for doing your international internship, you will immediately notice, that here are construction sides all over the place. No matter where you are in the city, you can see new tower buildings and complexes are build up into the air. And in fact Chengdu is one of the fastest developing cities in the world.
Even just in the beginning of this year, there opened two new subway lines in addition of the two subway lines, which already existed. In the next years, it is planned to open five further subway lines in order to improve the public transportation system inside the city.
In December 2011 the construction of the Chengdu Tianfu New Area was launched, which is aiming the development of a new urban area for industry, commerce and residence. The Tianfu New Area of Chengdu is covering an area of 1,578 square kilometres and includes 51 industry projects, 29 infrastructure projects, 24 service projects and 4 ecological projects.
One of the most important infrastructure projects in Chengdu in the coming years is the construction of the new Tianfu International Airport as the second airport besides the already existing Shuangliu International Airport. The new airport will be opened in 2020 and will turn Chengdu into an even more international place for trade and tourism.
Another important project is the construction of the New Century Global Centre, which was opened in 2013 and in located in the south of Chengdu. With a height of 100 m and an effective area of 1,7 Million square meter, the New Century Global Centre is even the biggest building in the world. To get a better idea about how big that is: The opera of Sidney would fit 20 times into this building.
Right next to the New Century Global Centre, there is the New Century Art Centre under construction. And even if this building will be much smaller than it’s neighbour building, it will architecturally exceed the biggest building in the world anyway. The New Century Art building will accommodate concert halls, an art museum and several bars and restaurants.
In January 2014, the International Finance Square of Chengdu has been opened. Today it’s with its 760,000 square meter the best place in Chengdu for luxury shopping. About 300 luxury, fashion and jewellery brands have been established their shops in this area.
As you can see, Chengdu is already the economical and cultural centre of southwest China and will even growing more in its importance. It’s the environment for doing your international hospitality or business internship in China and to be part of this amazing development.