Xixian New Area's Achievements in Innovative Development Mode Covered by CCTV "Economic 30 Minutes" Program

2017-12-04 10:36:59 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

On Nov.30, a program called Xixian New Area - New Opportunity for the Time-honored Capital was covered by the “Economic 30 Minutes”, a channel of finance and economics by CCTV. The program focused on the remarkable achievements scored by the Xixian New Area for 30 minutes. As an important propeller of the Silk Road Economic Belt, critical hub of China’s opening-up to the west endeavor, new engine of the large-scale development of western China and paradigm of the new type of urbanization with Chinese characteristics, Xixian succeeded in fueling regional economic development, leading all-round reform and opening-up, promoting institutional innovation and bolstering city-industry and urban-rural integration. All these achievements reflect the new image of Xixian New Area as the state’s pilot zone of innovative development mode.

Bird’s Eye View of Xixian New Area

In the process of shooting, the crews of interviewing group went to the five cities in Xixian New Area and familiarized themselves with the status of the key projects including the Airport Hub, Western China Science & Technology Innovation Hub, Kunming Pond, Fucha Town. In addition, they conducted on-the-spot photographing of the real scenes and the better lives of people brought about by these changes. What’s more, the group interviewed Wang Shuguo, principal of the Xi`an Jiaotong University, Michael Fox, mentor of venture capital (VC) in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Li Ruxiong, general manager of the Optics Valley Startup Cafe. They wrote such essays as “Ecological Restoration Makes for a Distinctive Town” to specify the innovative elements of the Xixian New Area in the fields of economy, society and culture.

Xixian New Area has registered a total amount of 744.754 billion yuan in fixed-asset investment and had in its pocket 142.07 billion yuan in foreign investment since its establishment. Furthermore, it has seen 12 state-level pilot demonstration zones fell in Xixian including the comprehensive pilot of the new type of urbanization. Of particular note, Xixian New Area, centering on the orientation of “catching up and surpassing the advanced economics”, took the escrow and trusteeship policy as an opportunity to engage in the Greater Xi’an construction. From January to October, the New Area brought in 9 projects with a value of more than 10 billion yuan and 43 projects whose value ranges from 1 to 10 billion. On top of that, some major projects including HNA Group, OCT Tourism Complex and Greenland International Silk Road Center have landed. The New Area enjoys a sound growth momentum as its fixed-asset investment, foreign investment and market players increased by 14.9%, 74.4% and 82%, respectively.

In order to create a better business climate, support business development, attract more investment, promote projects construction and work faster to build a modern industrial system, Xixian New Area continued to deepen the reform of streamlining administration and delegating power and putting in place a comprehensive “3450” administrative review and approval system featuring deal with affairs concerning business license, business permission and administrative review and approval on project construction in 3, 4 and 50 working days, respectively. Meanwhile, the New Area has quickened its pace in the building of the Free Trade Zone and established “A Single-window System for International Trade” and “One-stop Comprehensive Service Window for Enterprises’ Going Global” and all-for-one review and approval services. The number of enterprises registered in the Free Trade Zone reached 825 with a total 43.7 billion yuan registered capital.

“Mountains and rivers are as good as mountains of gold and silver”. Xixian New Area embarked on a low carbon path and endeavored to build a urban water system featuring “Nine Rivers and Ten Lakes, Blue water systems and Green forest Belt”. The New Area has not only compiled a scheme on urban water system but dealt with 9 rivers and created 31 lakes and wetlands as well as 54 water systems. The first stage of Kunming Pond has opened to the public with a water coverage of 707 mu; the new area planted 15000 mu of flowers and nursery stocks and added an additional 6.1914 million square kilometers to its forest coverage. Covering an area of 5000 mu, the Great Xi’an Central Park will become the largest one in Asia when it is completed in 2009.

Fucha Town in Jinghe New City Features a model of new urbanization

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has chartered a blueprint for its future development. With rigid adherence to the Shaanxi’s requirement of “catching up and surpassing” set forward by General Secretary Xi Jinping, Xixian New Area will give priority to the reform of innovative development and take holistic approaches to all works. It is the starting point and goal of all our work to ensure the masses a sense of fulfillment and happiness in its development.

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