By appointing chiefs to industrial
chains, Hefei, the capital city of east China's Anhui province,
cultivated a number of national-level clusters of strategic emerging
industries, said a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC) from
the city on Friday.
to Ling Yun, also mayor of the city, these "chain chiefs" are
responsible for optimizing industrial development plans and policies,
cultivating key companies, facilitating key projects, and building
service platforms as well as mechanisms for regular services.
chain chief positions are assumed by government officials of the city,
and they are now working on 12 industrial chains, including integrated
circuits, OLED display, creative culture, cyber and information
security, biomedicine, energy conservation and environmental protection,
smart household appliances, intelligent connected vehicles,
photovoltaics and new energy, high-end equipment and new materials,
artificial intelligence, and the quantum industry.
chain chief system helps to address impacts of disease outbreaks and
floods by giving play to the advantages of China's institutional
strengths," Ling said. Since the implementation of the system last June,
the 12 chain systems have attracted 683 projects with a total
investment of 294.21 billion yuan (US$45.43 billion).
said that Hefei brought up its strategic emerging industries from
scratch with continuous and great efforts over the years, taking on the
opportunities brought by the new round of global technological
revolution and industrial transformation.
the start of the 13th Five-Year Plan period in 2016, Hefei's strategic
emerging industries has maintained a double-digit growth every year, and
three national, seven provincial, and 10 municipal clusters gradually
took shape. In 2020, the output from these emerging industries grew by
18.2% year on year, accounting for 55.5% of the output from industries
above the designated size.
next five years, the city plans to build five world-class clusters, two
clusters each with an output of up to 500 billion yuan, and eight
clusters each with an output of over 100 billion yuan, Ling said.