Chanba Declaration Released at 2017 Euro-Asia Economic Comprehensive Park Development Forum

2017-09-22 16:12:52 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

On Sept 20, the Euro-Asia Economic Comprehensive Park Development Forum & the Belt and Road Industrial Park Development Roundtable Meeting was held in Chanba, Xi’an under the theme of “Industry and City Integration and Park Upgrading”. The Forum aims at establishing a new platform to boost industrial development cooperation along the Belt and Road and promoting trade & cultural exchange among Eurasian countries.

As an important sub-session of 2017 Euro-Asia Economic Forum, this Forum gathered hundreds of guests including leaders of ministries and commissions and well-known experts and scholars to discuss the industry upgrading and coordination in the context of the Belt and Road, and give counsel for international cooperation and future development of industrial parks from the global perspective.

Wei Zengjun, vice Governor of Shaanxi Province stated in his speech that the Euro-Asia Economic Forum is a major platform to boost the Belt and Road construction. Since the proposal of the Belt and Road in 2013, endeavors have been made to build Shaanxi into a transportation, trade and logistics center, an international production capacity cooperation center, science and technology education centers, an international tourism center and a regional financial center. Varied proposals and suggestions on industry upgrading and park construction are welcome, upon which Shaanxi will promote the sound development of Euro-Asia Economic Comprehensive Park.

At the Forum, Xi' an Municipal Construction Office of Silk Road Economic Belt, Chanba Ecological District and China Fortune Media Group declared the co-establishment of “the Belt and Road Industrial Park Alliance” and the founding of 6 expert committees of international exchange and cooperation, planning and consultation, legal coordination, culture & brand communication and collaborative innovation and so on.

An industrial consortium initiated by the Belt and Road Industrial Park Development Alliance, China Everbright Bank and Bluesource Capital was established, aiming to boost the industrial upgrading and innovation of industrial parks along the Belt and Road in China. According to the press, the proposed fund-raising amount of the industrial consortium is RMB 50 billion yuan, among which the 1st phase of RMB 10 billion will be invested to member units of the Alliance covering new technology fields of new generation information industry, high-end manufacturing, new energy, bio-medicine, new materials; projects of military and civilian integration and mixed-ownership reform in SOEs; and transformation, optimization and upgrading of traditional industries in former industrial parks.

The participating parties jointly released the Chanba Declaration of the Belt and Road Industrial Park Development Alliance. Oriented by industrial development along the Belt and Road, the Alliance and the industrial consortium will establish a series of new and open platforms integrated with national and international resources through business startups and investment, industry mergers & acquisitions, and infrastructure investment; and develop a series of pillar demonstration projects with advanced development model, complete service system and significant agglomerative effect.

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