by Zhao Chunzhe
BEIJING, Jan. 28 -- A business center is to be built in the central area of Tongzhou district of east Beijing, with eight new subway lines planned, china.com.cn reported today.
"The center area of Tongzhou, covering 48 sq kilometers, located at the intersection of five rivers, includes a core area, development area, living area and reservation area.
"The construction of new Tongzhou will be a focus this year," said Huang Yan, head of Beijing's planning authority.
A total of eight subway lines will be built to connect the Tongzhou district with downtown Beijing. Most sophisticated experts are said to have been invited to design its buildings, environments, road and underground transportation in the area, the report said.