Development zone to revitalize Northeast China
By Song Mengxing ( China Daily )
The Changchun-Jilin Industrial Innovation and Development Demonstration Zone in Jilin province, aims to promote revitalization of Northeast China and play a big role in regional cooperation in Northeast Asia.
On Feb 26, the Jilin provincial government announced at a press conference that it had begun construction of the Changchun-Jilin demonstration zone, which will promote implementation of the Changchun-Jilin-Tumen development and opening-up strategy.
The Changchun-Jilin-Tumen Development and Opening-up Pilot Zone covers one-third of the area of Jilin province and the economic demand and supply in the region accounts for half of those of the province.
Contracts for six projects including an Asia-Pacific international agriculture and food security industry demonstration zone were signed on Feb 26 for an investment total of 42.5 billion yuan ($6.78 billion).
With its good environment and policies, Changchun attracts many investors from home and abroad.[Photos provided to China Daily]
Eight banks including the Bank of China signed contracts for credit extensions and lines of credit worth 50 billion yuan.
Construction of the Changchun-Jilin Industrial Innovation and Development Demonstration Zone will improve a modern industrial system centering on advanced manufacturing, modern services and agriculture.
It will also focus on opening up and cooperation as well as reform and innovation to promote the economic development of Jilin province, Northeast China and even Northeast Asia.
The demonstration zone, planned to cover 3,710 square kilometers, will include two areas, the Northeast Changchun Opening-up and Development Pilot Area and the Jilin City Industrial Development Demonstration zone.
The Northeast Changchun Opening-up and Development Pilot Area will comprise the Changde New Area, Changchun Airport Economic Development Zone, Northeast Asian International Logistics Park and the Northeast Changchun Innovation Industry Zone.
The Jilin City Industrial Development Demonstration Zone will include the Jilin Economic and Technical Development Zone, the northern part of the Jilin High-tech Industrial Development Zone, the Chuanying Economic Zone and the China-Singapore Jilin Food Zone.
The infrastructure and urban service system of the Changchun-Jilin demonstration zone is planned to be completed by 2020 and will feature a well-developed modern industrial system including advanced manufacturing, modern services and agriculture.
Advanced manufacturing in the zone focuses on equipment manufacturing, new materials, medicine and medical equipment manufacturing, deep processing of resources and electronic information industry.
Modern services development puts its emphasis on financing, science and technology service, commerce and logistics, tourism and entertainment, cultural creative industry, vocational education and provision for the aged.
Modern agriculture aims to boost overall grain production capability, optimize agricultural structure, improve agricultural development ways and increase farmers' income.