A high starting point starts with a high standard. Since the beginning of this year, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone has focused its efforts on attracting investment, vigorously implementing strategic eastward move, promoting industrial transformation and upgrading, and producing beautiful transcripts for economic development. In the first quarter of this year, the GDP of the whole Tianjin Port FTZ increased by 5.9%, and the three indicators of tax revenue, district-level tax revenue and fixed-asset investment increased by more than 10%. The number of newly registered market entities was 1,028, and 294 projects were introduced, including 13 of the world's top 500 projects. The multi-channel management here will adjust the pace of innovation and development.
It is contributing to Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei collaborative development while quality carrier accelerates construction.
He Ying, the vice president of Lenovo Group, which has settled 54 companies in the Tianjin Port FTZ, said in an interview that it always wears the shoes of enterprises to think about the urgent needs of the enterprise with a series of preferential policies to provide enterprises with all-round support. The development model of the Group here can be a model for the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
This model is being copied and emulated.
Recently, Zhongrong Life Insurance Tianjin Branch was incorporated and became the first life insurance branch (Tianjin Municipality) to settle in the Tianjin Port FTZ. Zhongrong Life Insurance Co., Ltd. is a nationwide life insurance company driven by innovation and is developing at a rapid stage. The registered place is located in Beijing. The Tianjin branch is located in the Tianjin Port FTZ and is integrated with the One Base and Three Areas as a result of the development strategy of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei synergy.
The relevant person in charge of the Administrative Committee of Tianjin Port FTZ introduced that the implementation of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development strategy is the top priority. Since the beginning of this year, the Free Trade Zone has taken greater efforts to resolve the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development project, expand exchanges with relevant departments in Beijing and Hebei, build a cooperation platform, seek common development, and continue to introduce talent-intensive, capital-intensive and technology-intensive projects. In the first quarter, it introduced 92 key projects from the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region including Lenovo cloud service platform, the first creation of the real estate fund, Park New Education, Zhongrong Trust Limited Partnership, Sinopharm Financial Leasing, Beida Jade Bird Group, non-ferrous metal settlement, Longyuyu car-free carrier and so on and the amount of investment in the agreement reached 17.5 billion yuan – the task of over half of the annual target of the agreed investment amount was completed three months ahead of schedule, and the investment promotion work for Beijing had a good start.
Eastward implementation strategy empowers the port.
On March 15 this year, the Tianjin Port Daxiesha Channel and Nearby Waters Navigation Rules (Interim) were officially released. On the evening, the cargo ship Komi (KOMI) became a pioneer and the first freighter to realize the night flight on the Dabansha Channel in the Tianjin Port FTZ. The success of this night flight means that the development of the Dagukou Port Area has entered a new stage, becoming the "first shot" for the Tianjin Port FTZ to empower the port, and is the symbolic beginning of the implementation of the strategic eastward movement.
Eastward Strategy and the launch of the port empowering mission will be the key to the important speech of General Secretary Xi Jinping at the symposium on Tianjin and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development, and actively serve the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, the Belt and Road initiative, etc. As the largest area in the three zones of the Tianjin Port FTZ, the port has a land area of 115 square kilometers. It has high-quality port resources, natural ecological shoreline resources and land resources. It combines industrial advantages and policy advantages, and has great development potential.
The person in charge said that this year, the Tianjin Port FTZ will focus on the port, maximize the Eastward Strategy, fully tap the potential of the port, improve the social support, optimize the ecological environment, and enlarge and strengthen the port trade function. It will also vigorously develop the marine economy, navigation industry, tourism industry, etc., giving the port area more economic functions and expanding development space.
Real money promotes development of private economy with more vitality.
There are 24,181 private market entities in the Tianjin Port FTZ, including 446 new private market entities in the first quarter. The private economy absorbed 117,500 jobs, accounting for 72.9% of the FTZ; the average salary in the first quarter reached 29,500 yuan, an increase of 16.9%. There are 1021 enterprises with private scale (limited) or above, accounting for 65.9% of the enterprises above the scale (limited).
The private economy in the FTZ accounts for 60% of the economic entities and is the main force of regional development. In order to give full play to the important role of the private economy in economic and social development, this year, the Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone officially issued the Implementation Plan for Promoting the Development of Private Economy in Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone, starting from solving the enterprise problems and adopting a series of measures such as reward and relief. It will build a good business environment that promotes the development of the private economy, realize the continuous expansion of the scale of the private economy, the steady improvement of quality and efficiency, and the steady increase of employment-driven capacity, and escort the development of the private economy in the zone. In the first quarter, the private economy in the FTZ grew rapidly, and the operating income of the industrial and service industries increased by 15.2% and 42.5% respectively.
In the past 28 years since the establishment of the zone, it has always adhered to the spirit of innovation, hard work, unity and humility, and has not forgotten its initial intentions and progressed forward. The regional development has achieved fruitful results. In the next step, it will firmly implement the development idea of relying on the two ports, opening and leading, industrial upgrading, innovative economy, and high-level construction of an international eco-dynamic new city suitable for the industry, together with stronger confidence, higher standards and more practical style. It will accelerate the transformation and upgrading of the economic structure, enhance the driving force for scientific and technological innovation, deepen reform and opening up, accelerate green development, continuously enhance the ability of independent innovation, actively promote economic and social development, and present the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China with outstanding achievements.