Yangtze River Delta integrated development gathers momentum
The integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta has gathered momentum since it was upgraded into the national strategy in 2018 so that Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui have achieved complementary advantages, promoted division of labor and collaboration, and coordinated industrial and technological innovation, and continuously improved the level of high-quality development.
Suzhou Bearing Factory is loading a batch of goods to Shanghai Yangshan Port for shipment to Europe, North America, and South America.
The epidemic in the first half of the year caused a slowdown in road transportation between Shanghai and Suzhou, resulting in the company failing to deliver nearly 40 tons of export goods on time and face the risk of default.
The Suzhou Logistics Working Group coordinated with the relevant departments in Shanghai to assist the enterprise in transporting the goods to Shanghai Port through the Suzhou International Railway Logistics Center.
Chen Jianbin, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Suzhou New Town Investment Development Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Customs arranged customs clearance services in advance, reducing the customs clearance time by nearly one-third.
Jiang Lihuai, Logistics Supervisor of Suzhou Bearing Factory Co., Ltd.
In the first half of the year, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Anhui issued a package of policy measures to help enterprises coordinate and solve problems such as returning to work and capital turnover in a bid to ensure the smooth flow of the industrial chain and supply chain in the Yangtze River Delta region.
In the first half of the year, Anhui and Zhejiang reported a year-on-year increase of 5.6% and 5.5% in the added value of industries above designated size. In June, Jiangsu reported a year-on-year increase of 6.1% in the added value of industries above designated size. Shanghai reported that the monthly growth rate of industrial output value above designated size rebounded rapidly from the low point in April, and turned to an increase of 15.8% in June.
In the past year, focusing on the construction of a scientific and technological innovation community, the Yangtze River Delta has accelerated the construction of a national technology innovation center and a quantum technology Yangtze River Delta industrial innovation center. Major breakthroughs have been made in a number of bottleneck key technologies, accelerating the transformation and application of technological achievements.
Among the national key R&D projects approved in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui in 2021, collaborative projects account for 75% in number and 89% in total funds
The Yangtze River Delta reported an average annual growth rate of 9.54% in the regional collaborative innovation index.
Yuan Jianping, Executive Deputy Director, Institute of Fluid Engineering Equipment Technology, Jiangsu Institute of Industrial Technology
Zhang Chunlong, Executive Vice President of the Regional Modernization Research Institute of Jiangsu Academy of Social Sciences