Recently, the reporter learned from the Mid-term and Economic Promotion Conference i.e. the Economic Operational Analysis of the Harbor Economic Zone that the Harbor Economic Ｚone closely adhered to the positioning of "constructing a national high-end equipment manufacturing industrial base"; coupled with regional development advantages, the quality and efficiency steadily increased, and good factors continued to stack, so investment made new progress, with a stable and good overall economy. In the first half of the year, GDP of the Harbor Economic Zone grew by 17.4% year-on-year. The industrial output value of Binhai New Area was 59.57 billion yuan, 23.8% up; the actually utilized domestic capital was 5.08 billion yuan; the actually utilized foreign capital was 143.26 million US Dollars, 21.6% up; the total retail sales of consumer goods increased by 20.1% year-on-year. The total sales volume of commodities increased by 27.4% year-on-year; 17 small and medium-sized enterprises were identified as scientific and technological ones.
Advantageous factors are constantly superimposed.
A number of equipment manufacturing enterprises enhanced the core competitiveness through scientific and technological innovation and achieved new breakthroughs in the transformation and upgrading. The construction of the China-EU Industrial Park has been pushing forward and expanding its influence, and it has established a comprehensive cooperative relationship with EU-China Regional Economic Cooperation Center. The German Fraunhofer Association, the European City Alliance and other industry associations conduct in-depth docking, while launching the China-EU Exchange and Cooperation Exhibition Center, China-EU Industrial Park Integrated Service Center and other carrier platforms and service facilities. The Harbor Economic Zone Branch of China-Ukraine Barton Welding Research Institute, the Taifu Heavy Equipment - European Research Center and other EU-China cooperative projects have settled. The related work to establishment of the Sino-EU Cooperation Fund, initiated by the National Development and Reform Commission with multi-agency participation, is also ready.
Investment promotion makes new progress.
There are 35 large projects in real economy with scale of more than 100 million yuan signed in the first half of the year, achieving investment agreement amount of 60.817 billion yuan. It signed Guangdong Guohong Hydrogen, Dalian Rieger Hydrogen, Omni Elevator, China Salt Corporation, Blue Cross Membrane, China's Aerospace Town, iFly of Avic International and other projects; therefore, high-end equipment manufacturing, marine economy, new energy, general aviation and other emerging industries in the Harbor Economic Zone added new members.
Transformation and upgrading to boost quality and efficiency
In the first half of the year, the Harbor Economic Zone did the same in terms of reducing unsold products of industry enterprises and achieved the basic "products ready and sold". Significant improvement in the quality of business operations and significant improvement of the added value were achieved. At present, the Harbor Economic Zone forms agglomeration development and scale development of five industrial clusters in fields of intelligent equipment manufacturing, complete sets of desalination equipment manufacturing and so on while high-end equipment manufacturing industry accounts for nearly 50% of GDP in the Harbor Economic Zone, and productive services developed rapidly. Tidfore High-end Equipment Innovation Trading Service Platform, China-Ukraine High-end Welding Technology and Equipment Industry Incubator Base settled in the Harbor Economic Zone.
Optimizing the business environment with full efforts
It will solidly promote the "10,000 carders serving 10,000 enterprises" campaign and "Grasp, Dare and Promotion" activity, to optimize and upgrade the planning system and to develop and speed up construction of the living area. The work of creating a hygiene city and environmental protection supervision has achieved good results. "Release, control and obey" reform has been progressing in depth. It accelerates the construction of a better "hard environment" and "soft environment" with continued efforts, to enhance the attractiveness to foreign investment. It is to open the online administrative service hall of Harbor Economic Zone and to comprehensively open the "three parallels" mode for approval; it continues to improve the industrial policy system in the Harbor Economic Zone, and to complete compiling and implementation of the Preferential Policies and Support Policies for Investment and Industrial Development in the Harbor Economic Zone; it is to create a new high ground for gathering talents, to release policy dividends, to seize the commanding height and to seize the initiative to achieve the siphon effect of talent introduction.
It organized many visits to enterprises and on-site service activities. Through in-depth grass-roots precise help, in the first half of the year, the Harbor Economic Zone helped enterprises solve 151 practical problems, with 100% of punctual access rate for business problems, problem resolution rate and business satisfaction rate.
In the next step, the Harbor Economic Zone will carry out on the supply-side structural reform, and further stimulate the market vitality. By further improving the measures of "reducing excess capacity, real estate inventory, deleveraging, lowering costs and strengthening areas of weakness", under the guidance of demands and the current, it is to fill short boards, and to further increase the reform and adjustment efforts so as to achieve reform and change to the leading and innovative needs. At the same time, it is to make full use of the platform construction of the China-EU Industrial Park in the Harbor Economic Zone, to accelerate the "Made in China 2025" and to effectively dock with the German industry 4.0, to establish and improve the EU-China dialogue and exchange mechanism and working mechanism to strategic emerging industries and high-end equipment manufacturing. As a leading role, it is to promote the manufacturing cluster, intelligent service development as well as regional industrial transformation and upgrading.(By Wang Ning)