China News Service, Chengdu, June 5 (Shan Peng) "Chengdu and Chongqing cooperate to build a world-class advanced equipment manufacturing industry cluster, first, having a location basis, and second, having industrial conditions." Wang, Vice President of Sichuan Machinery Research and Design Institute Jian said in an interview on the 5th that this move will further solve the problem of uneven development between the east and the west in China.

  A few days ago, the Chengdu-Chongqing region's eight parties coordinated to build a world-class advanced equipment manufacturing industry cluster and local product (Deyang) promotion conference was held in Deyang, Sichuan Province. Eight major equipment manufacturing towns in the Chengdu-Chongqing region, Chengdu, Deyang, and Meishan, Sichuan , Ziyang City, Yubei District, Jiangbei District, Jiangjin District, and Yongchuan District of Chongqing City, jointly issued a declaration of cooperation to jointly promote the high-quality development of the equipment manufacturing industry.

  The cooperation between Chengdu and Chongqing in the equipment manufacturing industry is the epitome of the close cooperation between Sichuan and Chongqing in the field of economy and information technology.

At the beginning of 2020, the sixth meeting of the Central Finance and Economics Committee pointed out that the promotion of the construction of the Chengdu-Chongqing dual-city economic circle will help form an important growth pole for high-quality development in the west and create a strategic highland for inland opening.

Since then, the economic and information exchanges and cooperation between the two places have become increasingly close. At present, substantial co-construction steps have been taken in the industrial Internet, automobile manufacturing, electronic information, and industrial park cooperation.

  It is understood that the equipment manufacturing industry in Chengdu-Chongqing has a sound foundation, creating basic conditions for coordinated development.

In Sichuan, the R&D and manufacturing of high-end equipment such as aviation equipment, rail transit, intelligent manufacturing, energy saving and environmental protection in Chengdu ranks first in the country; Deyang is one of the country’s three major power equipment manufacturing bases, with a number of leading enterprises and innovation platforms; Meishan is the country’s largest transmission Production base for parts, small compressors and woodworking machine tools; Ziyang is the country's largest export diesel locomotive research and development base, new energy locomotives and shunting locomotives research and development base.

In Chongqing, Yubei's automobile, modern transportation equipment, and intelligent equipment manufacturing has accelerated its growth; Jiangbei has a complete industrial chain of automobile R&D and manufacturing; Jiangjin's gearboxes, reducers, internal combustion engines and other products are leading the industry; Yongchuan is the country's largest mid-to-high-end pickup production base .

  From the perspective of industry insiders, the equipment manufacturing industry is the "backbone" of the manufacturing industry, and its coordinated development is of great significance to the development of western China.

Data shows that the total scale of equipment manufacturing in Sichuan and Chongqing will exceed 1.4 trillion yuan in 2020, a year-on-year increase of 5%, but there is still a significant gap compared with Jiangsu, Zhejiang and other provinces.

"The construction of a two-city economic circle in the Chengdu-Chongqing region can narrow the gap between China’s western and eastern coastal areas. Similarly, by building an equipment manufacturing industry cluster in the Chongqing region, it will provide enterprises with unified public services and integrate resources to promote technological innovation, which is conducive to consolidation. The western equipment manufacturing industry bases to promote high-quality development.” said Wang Shechang, member of the party committee, technical director, and dean of the Institute of Science and Technology of SINOMACH Heavy Equipment Group Co., Ltd.

  At present, although the equipment manufacturing industries in Chengdu and Chongqing have their own characteristics and mutual advantages, the industrial clusters are still in the early stages of development and need to be more extensive and deeper in the future. "Taking the automobile manufacturing industry as an example, Chongqing’s automobile manufacturing industry has a huge scale. In order to promote industrial integration, Sichuan needs to develop the auto parts industry. In the relatively developed industrial fields in Sichuan, Chongqing should also provide corresponding supporting facilities to form effective industrial chain coordination.” said Zhang Gening, Director of the Equipment Industry Division of Chongqing Economic and Information Technology Commission .

  In Wang Jian’s view, to promote the construction of advanced equipment manufacturing industrial clusters in the Chengdu-Chongqing region, “the government must provide policy support, key enterprises should improve the industrial chain, small and medium-sized enterprises should be “professional, sophisticated, and innovative”, and universities, scientific research institutions, etc. Give full play to the function of talent training and transportation." (End)