Construction Changes the City

Shenzhen Ruifengji Construction Company

8. Decent Work and Economic Growth 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Overview

Shenzhen is a major city in Guangdong Province and right next to an international city called Hong Kong in China. It officially became a city in 1979 and was the first special economic zone in China. Before that, it was a rural area without any developments.

After 1979, Shenzhen became one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It ranks 14th in the 2019 Global Financial Centres Index and has one of the busiest container ports in the world.

Along with its development, Shenzhen has several critical movements, and this brings more opportunities to itself as well as its citizens. To ensure more people can live in the city, to attract more people to the city, and to create more financial interactions, Shenzhen decided to develop its urban design.

Shenzhen Ruifengji Construction Company was founded in 2008 to develop better urban design for the local city. Behind the movements we mentioned above, Ruifengji Construction is one of the companies to achieve the goals.

Authors

Xiaoling Wu

Xiaoling Wu

Afsara Tasnim

Afsara Tasnim

Victoria Gotsis

Victoria Gotsis

School

St. John's University

St. John's University

Professor

Charles Wankel

Charles Wankel

Innovation

Mr. Wu, the owner of Ruifengji Construction, aims to do the best for all of his projects. Over the past few years, he has not only built high-quality constructions, but also considers what the constructions can bring to his society in order to make a better Shenzhen. As he knows that the government wants to solve the housing problem, he tries his best to make the projects and buildings provide affordable housing for more citizens. High-quality affordable housing can ensure people live comfortably and commute conveniently.

By doing these projects, it creates around 600 job opportunities. Some of these jobs include building workers, account managers, and accountants. The affordable housing is in BaoAn district and has 11 blocks and 2,115 apartments in total. Each apartment is 19.7 m2. This means that around 6,000 people live in this community.

The project has a critical impact for that area because more and more people can buy their houses, which helps generate the developments of the surrounding area. For instance, more shopping malls and restaurants are being built and can be built in order to cater to the needs of the community.

Ruifengji Construction has more opportunities to contribute to, for instance, the Hong Kong – Shenzhen Western Corridor and an upcoming Shenzhen International Convention & Exhibition. These projects can promote the economic development of Shenzhen and create more job opportunities.

Construction Changes the City

Inspiration

Housing is always an important issue in many cities. Affordable housing is defined as housing which is deemed affordable to those with a median household income or below as rated by the national government or a local government. In 1981, the owner of Ruifengji Construction decided to go to Shenzhen from his hometown to do something big. At the very beginning, he also experienced the housing problem, because either there was no available house to buy or it was too expensive to buy. This problem became worse and rose to the government’s attention. The government wanted to change this circumstance and expressed its willingness to do so. Mr. Wu handed his proposal and stated that this affordable housing would change the situation.

Overall impact

More and more median household income families gained the chance to buy a house in Shenzhen at that time. It was the very first project, and this became an example for the following projects. Other construction companies may have an idea, and now they are able to make improvements as they have improved skills available to them.

Sustainable jobs are offered for more building workers as they perform well.

What is more, the Hong Kong – Shenzhen Western Corridor becomes an indispensable construction as it connects two cities. It enhances the relationships between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Economic cooperation and tourism development are generated because of this.

Business benefit

The projects brought more job opportunities for people, for instance, accountants, building workers, and account managers. The company gained a better reputation and various skilled workers due to the projects.

It is possible for the company to strive for more projects and create more possibilities for the city. The affordable housing gives chances to the local citizens and increases the diversity of the community. The Hong Kong – Shenzhen Western Corridor enhances the relationship of people from both sides.

Social and environmental benefit

The innovation not only provides more houses for the citizens, but also develops the diversity of the communities. It generates the development of malls and restaurants, which creates more jobs for local people. It completes the whole community, and this becomes an example for other districts. The urban development plays a critical role in the city’s development.

Hong Kong used to be a colony of Britain and was officially returned to China in 1997. The Hong Kong – Shenzhen Western Corridor is important as it connects people from both sides. The connection and communication are enhanced through this corridor.

Interview

Xiaoling Wu, Hyuyee Wu

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Shenzhen Ruifengji Construction Company

Shenzhen Ruifengji Construction Company

ShenZhen, GuangDong, CN

Business Website: http://www.szrfj.com

Year Founded: 2008

Number of Employees: 51 to 200

Shenzhen is a major city in Guangdong Province and right next to an international city called Hong Kong in China. It officially became a city in 1979 and was the first special economic zone in China. Before that, it was a rural area without any developments.

After 1979, Shenzhen became one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It ranks 14th in the 2019 Global Financial Centres Index and has one of the busiest container ports in the world.

Along with its development, Shenzhen has several critical movements, and this brings more opportunities to itself as well as its citizens. To ensure more people can live in the city, to attract more people to the city, and to create more financial interactions, Shenzhen decided to develop its urban design.

Shenzhen Ruifengji Construction Company was founded in 2008 to develop better urban design for the local city. Behind the movements we mentioned above, Ruifengji Construction is one of the companies to achieve the goals.