On the morning of July 30, a Summit Forum Promoting Industrial Integration between Southern and Western Hunan Industrial Transfer Demonstration Zone and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area) kicks off. (Photo/Luo Xinguo, Hunan Daily)
On the afternoon of July 30, a provincial key project signing ceremony is held. (Photo/Fu Cong, Hunan Daily)
A Summit Forum Promoting Industrial Integration between Southern and Western Hunan Industrial Transfer Demonstration Zone and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area) was held in Shaoyang between July 29 and 31.
Leung Chun-ying, vice chairman of CPPCC National Committee, attended and made a keynote speech. Du Jiahao, CPC Hunan Provincial Committee secretary, spoke at the opening ceremony. Xu Dazhe, CPC Hunan Provincial Committee deputy secretary and Hunan governor, was present. Li Weiwei, CPPCC Hunan Provincial Committee chairwoman, presided over the ceremony.
The forum was hosted by the CPPCC Hunan Provincial Committee. It aimed to explore ways to promote industrial transfer between Hunan and Greater Bay Area, accelerate the construction of Southern and Western Hunan Industrial Transfer Demonstration Zone, and boost high-quality economic development.
Leung Chun-ying related that Hong Kong is Hunan’s largest foreign capital source, export market, and inbound tourist source. It also serves as an important bridge to link Hunan with the global economy and financial market. The opening of Hong Kong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou high-speed railway helps form a “three-hour tour circle” between Hunan and Hong Kong. Nearly 10,000 Hong Kong enterprises have invested in Hunan’s infrastructure, mechatronic industry, and other sectors. Their advanced technology and management mechanism help boost Hunan’s high-quality economic development.
Leung Chun-ying highlighted that the building of Greater Bay Area is an important national development strategy under the context of reform and opening-up, and a new plan to promote opening-up in an all-round manner. Collaboration and win-win development are important policies guiding Greater Bay Area construction. The demonstration zone would seize this opportunity to leverage Hong Kong’s advantages, introduce high-profile enterprises to Hunan, and promote high-quality and high-tech Hunan products to Hong Kong. This will help inject fresh impetus into all-round opening-up of Greater Bay Area, and Hong Kong-Hunan cooperation and high-quality development.
Secretary Du Jiahao expressed congratulations on the holding of the forum, on behalf of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and the Hunan Provincial People’s Government. He said that progress has been seen in the full implementation of Greater Bay Area construction and Southern and Western Hunan Industrial Transfer Demonstration Zone construction. As the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed railway opened, Hunan and Greater Bay Area are facing unprecedented opportunities to deepen cooperation.
Xu added that Hunan will give full play to the location advantages and focus on the demonstration zone construction. It will actively integrate into Greater Bay Area construction, take Greater Bay Area’s advantages in capital, finance, trade and scientific research to help Hunan enterprises and industries go global, and welcome Greater Bay Area enterprises and industries to settle down in Hunan.
Xu continued, “We warmly welcome relevant organizations, strategic investors and enterprises, business associations and entrepreneurs from Greater Bay Area to visit Hunan to carry out in-depth cooperation. We sincerely hope that all experts and scholars will provide valuable opinions for Hunan's reform and development.”
Five experts, scholars and entrepreneurs, including Fan Hengshan, Wang Jun, Yang Daokuang, Zhang Jianwei, and Zhou Qunfei, delivered keynote speeches at the forum.
During the forum, a key project promotion conference and a key industry matchmaking meeting were held. A total of 209 key investment projects were presented, covering manufacturing; cultural tourism; agricultural and by-products processing; pharmaceutical; logistics; and, financial industries. A total of 60 provincial-level projects were signed, with a total investment of 32.5 billion CNY.