Guangdong province aims to quadruple its gross domestic product and triple its GDP per capita over next two decades, state media reported. By 2020, the province's GDP will hit 5.6 trillion yuan, compared with 1.35 trillion yuan last year, while GDP per capita will reach US$7,000, up from US$2,069, over the same period, the Nanfang Daily reported. These projections were included in a development outline for Guangdong that would be released soon by the provincial government, the paper said. The plan also forecasts the per capita income for urban residents in the province will rise to 30,000 yuan by 2020 from 10,417 yuan last year, while per capita income for farmers will be 12,000 yuan, from 3,264 yuan last year. The mainland's per capita GDP, though reaching a record high of US$1,000 last year, still ranks outside the top 100 in the world. The central government plans to increase per capita GDP to US$3,000 by 2020. The Guangdong development plan includes both economic and social development goals. By 2020, there will be three doctors for every 1,000 residents in the province and more than three- quarters of the population will live in urban areas. The province had great potential for further development due to its capacity to attract foreign investment, its rich labour resources and its advanced infrastructure system. Last year Guangdong's GDP ranked first in the mainland, making up a ninth of the national total. Its per capita GDP was two times the national level. GDP growth has averaged 10.2 per cent a year for the past 23 years. Guangdong is forecast to record GDP growth of at least 14.5 per cent this year, according to official data. The national GDP growth this year is estimated to be around 9 per cent.