Urbanization rate of permanent population to exceed 62% in 2021

During the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), Shandong province will focus on promoting new urbanization and deeply integrate urban and rural development, improve housing market and security systems, carry out urban renewal actions, promote modernization of urban governance, enhance the level of rural construction, accelerate the transformation and upgrading of construction industry, and be committed to green development in urban and rural construction, to give people a more fulfilling, more secure and more sustainable sense of gain, of happiness and of security.

By the end of 2020, the urbanization rate of permanent population in Shandong is expected to reach 61.8%, an increase of 4.8 percentage points from 2015, marking the middle and late stages of rapid urbanization. In 2021, Shandong will intensify efforts to promote the development of new urbanization and urban-rural integration, and the urbanization rate of the province's permanent population will exceed 62%.

Shandong will also accelerate the urbanization of rural migrants, promote urbanization construction with counties and towns as important carriers, and build a new pattern of coordinated development of large, medium and small cities and small towns.