Summary of Mianyang¡¯s Economic Development: Innovative and Practical Mianyang Answer Sheet
2018-09-14

Abstract: 2018 is an exceedingly extraordinary landmark year throughout the development of Mianyang: the Fifth Plenary Session of the Seventh Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China was held. With strategic planning for the development of Mianyang in the new era, it has mobilized the whole city to be persistent in pursuing the goals of building Mianyang into China Science and Technology City and a robust modern city in West of China, featuring innovation and vitality, economic prosperity, the clean government, enriched and prosperous culture, harmonious society and beautiful environment.

(Mianyang News) 2018 is an exceedingly extraordinary landmark year throughout the development of Mianyang: the Fifth Plenary Session of the Seventh Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China was held.With strategic planning for the development of Mianyang in the new era, it has mobilized the whole city to be persistent in pursuing the goals of building Mianyang into China Science and Technology City and a robust modern city in West of China, featuring innovation and vitality, economic prosperity, the clean government, enriched and prosperous culture, harmonious society and beautiful environment.

Working hard at the new starting point to take the lead in building Mianyang into Sichuan¡¯s economic sub-center

At the beginning of this year, a cheerful news went viral on Wechat moments: in 2017, the total GDP of Mianyang exceeded 200 billion yuan.

As the prefecture-level city taking the lead in entering the province¡¯s ¡°200-billion club¡±, Mianyang stands at a new historical starting point.

Where should Mianyang go and how to go as it enters a new era and stands at a new starting point?

The Fifth Plenary Session of the Seventh Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China proposed building a new system of high-quality economic development. This is not only an urgent need to promote the quality, efficiency and dynamic transformation of Mianyang¡¯s economic development, but also a key support for building Mianyang as Sichuan¡¯s economic sub-center and a robust economic city in West of China.

Mianyang has a good talent base, technology base, industrial base, as well as geographical location conditions and other aspects of resource advantages and development space. ¡°It can be said that among the seven regional central cities in the province, Mianyang is the most advantageous city to become Sichuan¡¯s economic sub-center.¡± said Yu Qinggen, director of the standing committee of the municipal party committee. The municipal party committee proposed that the move to actively build Mianyang into Sichuan¡¯s economic sub-center is the specific action to implement the provincial party committee¡¯s development strategy of ¡°one trunk and multiple branches¡±.

Inviting investment in an innovative and practical way and releasing enormous dividends through big projects

Development depends on investment, investment depends on projects, and projects depend on investment. In recent years, the main leaders of the municipal party committee and the municipal government have taken the lead to invite investment in person. For those key projects, the municipal leaders have taken the lead and set up working groups. They followed time nodes, advanced projects in an all-round way, solved difficulties in project follow-up, and ensured that projects are progressed efficiently.

In the second half of 2015, the municipal party committee and the municipal government clearly stipulated that the main leaders of counties, industrial parks, the municipal party and government should go on business for inviting investment no less than twice a month. The main leaders of the municipal party committee and the municipal government have taken the lead in inviting investment and introducing projects of Mianyang to enterprises of other cities.

The relevant person in charge of the Municipal Bureau of Investment Promotion told the reporter that ¡°key industrial projects have a strong driving capacity and adsorption effect, which is of great significance to industrial transformation and upgrading, industrial chain extension, and industrial cluster development. Therefore, to introduce big and strong enterprises to Mianyang is the first priority to inviting investment projects!¡±

How to speed up project landing and construction? ¡°The best competitive advantage of Mianyang now is to better serve enterprises. The investment promotion work under the new situation is the competition of professional competence and service level, to a greater extent.¡± The relevant person in charge of the Municipal Bureau of Investment Promotion said that Mianyang should optimize the investment environment from the front end, the middle end and the back end.

Focusing on the real economy to construct a new system of characteristic modern industries

In August 2018, the first phase project of more than 240,000 square meters of Changhong Military-civil Integration and Intelligent Manufacturing Industrial Park in Mianyang Economic Development Zone was completed, and the relocation is expected to be finished by the end of the year.

Coincidentally, the construction of the main body of the comprehensive building and the R & D building of Maidong Health Industrial Park of the National Agricultural Science and Technology Park (Santai), located in Santai County of Mianyang, has been completed. The indoor and outdoor decorations of these two building are under construction. The Small Town of Green Lotuses and Poetry of Jiangyou City and the Small Town of Li Bai and Time are expected to be open at the end of September. The industrial system is the foundation and core of the modern economic system. How to build a new system of high-quality economic development for Mianyang next?

Mianyang has a clear mind: Mianyang should adhere to putting the focus of economic development on the real economy, giving priority to the development of advanced manufacturing, accelerating the development of modern service industry, vigorously developing modern agriculture, promoting the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries, and accelerating the construction of real economy, technological innovation, modern finance and the modern industrial system of coordinated developing human resources.

A prosperous and strong industry leads to a prosperous and strong Mianyang. In accordance with the ¡°686¡± plan for key industries, Mianyang will promote the overall transformation and upgrading of the six major industries, that is, electronic information, automobiles, new materials, energy conservation and environmental protection, high-end equipment manufacturing, food and beverage industry, and vigorously cultivate emerging industries and future leading industries. Mianyang will also accelerate the development of five major production services, that is, scientific and technological services, modern logistics, modern finance, e-commerce and exhibitions, and three major life service industries, that is, tourism, cultural creativity, and health care and the elderly care. It will also deepen the structural reform of agricultural supply side, vigorously develop 6 key industries, that is, grain and oil, livestock and poultry and aquaculture, traditional Chinese medicine, forest and fruit, vegetables and leisure agriculture and 10 leading products to solidly build bases, to create brands and to engage in processing.

A project is a growth point, and an industry is a growth pole.

Mianyang is promoting high-quality economic and social development and striving to become a provincial economic sub-center with a high-spirited attitude and a solid pace as it enters a new era and embarks on a new journey. (All-media reporter from Mianyang Daily: Zhao Ye/ article; photographer/ Pu Min)

Editor: Li Zhi