Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning Province, has launched a plan to build a super software industry corridor along its southern coastline.

The corridor is located in a 133 sq. km area along the city's South Lushun Road. It has a land area of 8.6sq.km and a construction area of 4 million square meters with a planned investment of over 15 billion Chinese yuan (US$1.81 billion). Along this corridor, a software export-oriented town will be built within four years, where 300,000 0IT professionals can be employed.

Local official said that the municipal government has chosen one of the best areas in the city for software development and invited six international design firms, including the German-based Obermeyer Consulting Engineers, the US-based Gensler Consulting and Architects, to hammer out a tailor-made master plan for the software corridor.

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