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New projects in Guiyang attract major investment

By YUAN SHENGGAO | China Daily| Updated: 2021-03-05 Print


Tencent's Qixing data center in Guian New Area, Guizhou province. [Photo/China Daily]

Local officials and business leaders say capital of Guizhou is building a more prosperous society.

In recent years, Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province, has strived to develop its real economy by focusing on industrial projects, advanced manufacturing and consumption to build an all-around well-off society, local officials said.

"During the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25), Guiyang will concentrate on the development of the real economy, boost emerging industries and upgrade its traditional industries," said Chen Yan, mayor of Guiyang.

Since the implementation of the Thousand Enterprises Restructuring plan in 2016, the city has commissioned 530 projects for 491 enterprises, with a total investment of 192.6 billion yuan ($29.8 billion).

In 2020, Guiyang's GDP reached some 431.17 billion yuan. The per capital GDP surpassed $12,000.

Guiyang introduced 145 industrial projects each with investment of more than 100 million yuan last year. The total investment recorded more than 70 billion yuan. The added value of industries above designated size increased by 6.1 percent year-on-year.

Manufacturing projects have added new momentum to the development of Guiyang's real economy.

Guiyang has introduced a slew of high-end manufacturing projects such as the Baoneng New Energy Automobile Industrial Park, the Guiyang BYD Intelligent Manufacturing Industrial Park, Guiyang Hisense Electronics, Guizhou Geely Automobile Manufacturing and the Guiyang Inspur Big Data Industrial Park.

At the beginning of the new year, Guizhou Geely Automobile Manufacturing started strong on its exports. Some 600 Geely Haoyue SUVs are being assembled, tested or loaded en route to the Philippines.

Since October 2020, Guizhou Geely has exported 200 Haoyue SUVs to the Philippines. The island country is Guizhou Geely's first international export market, and last year marked the first time that Guizhou Geely expanded overseas.


Workers check screens at the production line of Guiyang Hisense Electronics. [Photo/China Daily]

 "While continuing to export to the Philippines, the company will also actively explore opportunities in the Middle East," said Gu Jiangang, deputy general manager of Guizhou Geely. "The company also strives to release the production capacity of the Guiyang base and promote the high-quality development of the base as well as the advanced equipment manufacturing industry in Guiyang."

Since Guizhou Geely launched in Guiyang, 90 percent of its body parts have been produced locally, which has helped Guiyang accelerate the creation of an automobile manufacturing industry cluster focused on "product education, industry chain and a chain cluster".

In the Zhazuo Phase III radial truck tire production plant of Guizhou Tyre, staff members are debugging the unmanned transport vehicle, which can transport people according to instructions given in its system.

More than 60 unmanned guided vehicles and 50 aerial transport vehicles have realized the full-order automatic logistics of production. The production plant, with an investment of some 2.12 billion yuan, has entered the stage of rapid production.

Han Hongchuan, deputy director of the information technology department of Guizhou Tyre, said: "As a traditional manufacturing company, Guizhou Tyre takes intelligent manufacturing as its core and focuses on supply chain and marketing to achieve sustainable development."

Wen Honggang, Party secretary of Guiyang Hisense Electronics, said Guiyang Hisense will prioritize supply-side structural reforms and accelerate the construction of new production lines such as remote controls to enter the high-end market and achieve higher-quality development.

Wen said Guiyang Hisense has built surface mount assembly lines and integrated module production lines to speed up its industrial layout. The types of TVs produced by the company come in a range of sizes.

"Guiyang Hisense is accelerating its move toward mid-to-high-end manufacturing, increasing product research and development efforts, promoting product iterative upgrades and developing new products such as laser TVs and super-large liquid crystal display TVs," Wen said.

Wen believes current economic development has entered a stage of high-quality development, and consumers' demand for TV products has grown. "In this regard, companies must keep pace with the times and accurately understand the market," Wen said. "Guiyang Hisense must adapt to market changes by upgrading its products, increasing its high-quality production, and increasing effective supply."

Guiyang has also deepened the integration of big data and industries, with an increasing number of projects in big data, artificial intelligence, cloud services, industrial internet and internet of things.

At the beginning of 2020, the penetration rate of digital R&D design tools in industrial enterprises reached 67 percent.

As a leading enterprise in the advanced equipment manufacturing in Guizhou, Guizhou Jonyang Kinetics continues to use big data, AI and other emerging technologies to promote R&D on products and sales.

Large-scale equipment such as excavators and polar all-terrain vehicles produced by the company is widely used in emergency rescue, Antarctic scientific research and other fields. "Compared with general equipment, there are more factors to be considered and the equipment is more difficult to develop," said Tan Linquan, a Jonyang Kinetics deputy dean and senior research engineer. "Therefore, it is very important to use advanced technology to conduct R&D."


A staff member works at the warehouse of Guizhou Jonyang Kinetics, a domestic leader in hydraulic excavators. [Photo/China Daily]


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