The water-based anti-corrosion coating industrialization project with a total investment of 115 million yuan formally went into operation in the Cixi Binhai Economic Development Zone on March 25. This is the first project officially put into operation since the establishment of the Cixi Investment Promotion Office in Beijing. At present, the project has applied for the “Shanglin Yingcai” project and completed its defense, and is awaiting the review results.
It is learnt that the water-based anti-corrosion coating industrialization project led by Dr. Guo Hong will realize an annual production value of 400 million yuan once put into full operation. Recently, officers in charge of the city's commercial department informed the reporter that since 2016 when Cixi Investment Promotion Office in Beijing started operating, its power has been gradually felt. It has attracted three projects, among which, there is an intelligent car seats project with an annual output of 300,000, with a total investment of 450 million yuan, of Ningbo Ideal Auto Parts Co., Ltd, a direct provider of Geely Automobile. Factories are under construction in the Cixi Binhai Economic Development Zone, which will be completed and put into production in August.
“Presently, Cixi Investment Promotion Offices have been established in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen; they all have clear-cut goals for attracting investment projects in particular industries,” says an officer in the city’s commercial department. Cixi has established a batch of industrial development platforms for attracting investment and projects; they are the Cixi Binhai Economic Development Zone, Cixi High Tech Industrial Development Zone, Modern Agriculture Development Zone, Hangzhou Bay Rim Innovation Center and Cixi Commodity Trading and Logistics Park. Meanwhile, Cixi accelerates the building of five specialized industrial parks—the Cixi Health Industry Park, the Cixi-Zhejiang Sino-Czech (Ningbo) Industrial Cooperation Park, the civil-military integration industrial park, the new materials industrial park and the aviation industrial park, so as to establish a “5+5” industrial structure.
In recent years, the city has made every effort to promote "Made in China 2025", and it gives priority to cities with thriving industries like intelligent manufacturing, modern logistics, and new materials in investment promotion. Cixi went to Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen to seek for cooperation in the headquarters economy, modern service industry, and intelligent manufacturing. Beijing is a national hotbed for talents. The Investment promotion office in Beijing is not only concerned with the attraction of industrial projects like electronic information and service outsourcing, but also with talents recruitment, attracting leading figures and high-tech talents to Cixi. At the investment promotion office in Beijing, the reporter saw a thick booklet, which introduced the basic conditions of the major industrial parks and towns, streets, and platforms in Cixi, and information about Cixi’s major idle plants and buildings pictures were also included in great detail to the point of an elaborate display of floor height, area, rent, etc.
Last year, the city's investment promotion office in Shanghai contacted more than 150 investors, signed a project contract, 4 investment letters of intent and has 21 projects under discussion; the investment promotion office in Shenzhen contacted more than 130 enterprises, signed 15 investment letters of intent and has 12 projects under discussion. An officer in the Cixi’s commercial department says, consisting of only two cadres, each investment promotion office has a powerful backup, including government supporting policies and other supporting facilities. The promotion offices carry out investment promotion respectively against a backdrop of integrated resources. For some key projects, city leaders will come to negotiate in person and offer help like land supply in a point-to-point manner.
Statistics show that the set-up of local investment promotion offices has brought great benefits. Last year, the offices captured 48 items of project information throughout the year, involving cold chain logistics parks, intelligent home appliances, Namiki Precision Jewel and Adamant, medical devices, and intelligent robots etc. Forty-two batches of investors were invited to Cixi for on-the-spot investigation; they paid visits to 376 investors, and held 49 investment promotion activities.