Fair boosts city’s open­ing-up process

China Daily (USA) - - CHENGDU SPECIAL - By ZHUAN TI

Ma­jor progress was made in the co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Chengdu and Ger­many dur­ing the 16th West­ern China In­ter­na­tional Fair held in the city ear­lier this month.

A Sino-Ger­man in­no­va­tive in­dus­trial co­op­er­a­tion zone, cov­er­ing a to­tal area of 22 square kilo­me­ters, was in­au­gu­rated in Chengdu Sci­ence City, a hub of new tech­nol­ogy, in­dus­try and busi­ness in the Tianfu New Area.

Liu Yu­tong, di­rec­tor of the in­vest­ment ser­vices bu­reau at the Chengdu ad­min­is­tra­tive com­mit­tee of Tianfu New Area, said the zone will be the main plat­form for Sichuan to con­duct in­no­va­tive co­op­er­a­tion with Ger­many.

It has planned 10 in­dus­trial ar­eas, cov­er­ing fields such as sci­en­tific re­search, med­i­cal health, in­tel­li­gent man­u­fac­tur­ing and in­ter­na­tional trade and busi­ness.

Other Sino-Ger­man co­op­er­a­tion ar­eas in Chengdu in­clude a 7-square-kilo­me­ter in­dus­trial demon­stra­tion park in Chengdu Hi-tech Zone, a 58.5-squarek­ilo­me­ter auto in­dus­try park in Longquanyi district, as well as a 30-square-kilo­me­ter small and medium-sized en­ter­prises co­op­er­a­tion park in Pu­jiang county.

Six com­pa­nies signed co­op­er­a­tion agree­ments with the Chengdu ad­min­is­tra­tive com­mit­tee of Tianfu New Area and Chengdu Tianfu New Area In­vest­ment Group Co Ltd at the in­au­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony, with in­vest­ment to­tal­ing 4 bil­lion yuan ($590 mil­lion).

The co­op­er­a­tion projects are mainly in high-end man­u­fac­tur­ing, en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion, re­search and de­vel­op­ment and high-end ser­vices.

PHO­TOS PRO­VIDED TO CHINA DAILY

The 16th West­ern China In­ter­na­tional Fair in Chengdu en­ables vis­i­tors to see and ex­pe­ri­ence the lat­est tech­nolo­gies.

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