Urban renewal projects are being rolled out across Shantou as part of the city's efforts to prepare for the upcoming Asian Youth Games. In Jinping District, building blocks on the west of Xidi Road are to be replaced by new complexes that will not only improve the landscape along the road but also provide more comprehensive city functions. 

Existing buildings with a total floor space of 339,000 square meters, which include housing estates, factories, office buildings and schools, will be expropriated and demolished. A work group has been set up to formulate plans regarding aspects such as timeline, compensation and relocation options offered to residents. Should each procedure progresses smoothly, Jinping District will take on a new look to greet athletes and audiences at home and abroad. 

(Source: Shantou Daily)