Zhangzhou, April 2nd (reporter Zhang Jinchuan) On the 2nd, Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, held the “Great Opening Up, Great Industry, Great Zhangzhou” Business Inviting Conference. Vincent Siew, chairman of the Taiwan side of the cross-strait entrepreneurs summit, sent a congratulatory message to “Zhangzhou Industry Integration and Create a Rich and Beautiful Zhangzhou”.
At the conference, 40 projects were signed with a total investment of 65.93 billion yuan. Among them, there were 6 projects of central and state-owned enterprises with a total investment of 22.44 billion yuan, 11 projects of foreign enterprises with a total investment of 7.7 billion yuan, and 23 projects of private enterprises with a total investment of 35.79 billion yuan.
It is worth mentioning that the total investment of more than 10 billion yuan of 3 projects, are three new materials science and technology project, Gulei Development Zone, Xiang City, Fujian Petrochemical Co., Ltd., strong chain chain extension chain series (a) project, Longhai City Wan Yang people create the city project. Among the Taiwan-funded projects, the total investment of more than 1 billion yuan is the Delta Chemical 300,000 tons EPS project in Gulei Development Zone, and the Songlin Building Materials production project of Changtai.
Zhangzhou is an important node city of “Maritime Silk Road” in history. Shao Yulong, secretary of Zhangzhou Municipal Party Committee, pointed out in his speech at the investment conference that Zhangzhou stands and prospers because of opening up, and it will certainly make a leap in the “great opening up” strategy, and implement the great opening up at a higher starting point, a higher level and a higher goal.
In 1985, Zhangzhou City was listed as the National Coastal Economic Open Zone by the State Council. It is one of the early areas to open to the outside world and a comprehensive pilot city to construct the new system of open economy in China. At present, the city opened the first year of “big Zhangzhou” construction, in-depth implementation of the “big grasp industry, grasp the big industry” development strategy, speed up the construction of new industrial city, cultivate “three three new” industrial clusters, all-round promotion of high-quality development.
Official data show that over the past 40 years of reform and opening up, Zhangzhou has successively established economic and trade relations with 187 countries and regions, and introduced a number of world top 500 enterprises, multinational corporations and leading enterprises in the industry. In the past five years, Zhangzhou continues to expand the opening up to the outside world, promoting economic and social development to a new level, Zhangzhou’s GDP has broken through 300 billion yuan, 400 billion yuan mark, last year the city’s GDP ranked the 50th in the country, the city’s economic vitality competitiveness ranked the 49th.
“Huisman is a Netherlands-based company that has been operating in China MerchantZhangzhou Development Zone for 16 years, making the world’s most advanced products and engineering facilities for high technology offshore equipment.” Neal Ordenberg, general manager of Huisman China, said the world’s largest offshore machine is now being built with the precision of watchmaking and is fully automated with smart software and design controls.
Zhangzhou is the main ancestral home of Taiwan compatriots and a gathering area of Taiwanese investment. Shao Yulong said, will implement and improve the benefit of Taiwan policy, attract more Taiwan enterprises to invest in Zhangzhou, to build “Taiwan enterprises landing the first home.”
“Taiwan compatriots and Taiwan businessmen who develop in Zhangzhou are the most familiar with the language, the closest to their families and the closest to home.” Wu Songbai, Honorary President of Zhangzhou Taiwan Investment Enterprise Association and President of Fujian Daqin Luyi Wine Co., Ltd., who attended the investment conference, said that he invested in Yunxiao and Pinghe successively and witnessed the harmonious development of economic and trade cooperation and cultural exchanges between Zhangzhou and Taiwan as well as the rapid improvement of business environment. “Especially in petrochemical industry, food processing, precision machinery, modern agriculture and other fields, there is a sound basis for cooperation.”
In 2006, Wu Songbai decided to take root in Zhangzhou, its ancestral home, and planned to cover an area of 260 mu on the 1544.8 meter Dachian Mountain. With the mode of “industry + sightseeing tourism”, Wu Songbai built five whisky distillation production lines, whisky wine culture exhibition hall, whisky oak barrel wine house, oak barrel factory, wine product packaging factory and other supporting facilities.
Wu Songbai said that now Pinghe Daxi Whisky Style Town has taken shape, and will develop with the combination of the first, second and third industries by brewing industry, agriculture and tourism. At the same time, it will also invest in the Whisky Experience Center in Yunxiao, “confident to contribute to the economic development of my hometown.” (after)