China News Service, Baotou, July 24 (Reporter Li Aiping) Zhang Rui, the mayor of Baotou City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, said on the 24th that since this year, Baotou has taken investment attraction as an important starting point for achieving high-quality economic development, and the total agreed investment reached 579.9 billion. Yuan.

  Zhang Rui made this statement at the China Manufacturing Power Forum held here that day when he entered Baotou and the 2021 Chamber of Commerce to help Baotou's high-quality economic development conference.

  According to reports, since the beginning of this year, Baotou City has established a total of 20 investment promotion working groups, a total of 3,596 companies have been docked, 455 signed projects, a total contractual investment of 579.9 billion yuan, 257 projects have been registered, and the world’s top 500 and China’s 500 A number of leading enterprises, including the top 500 private enterprises and the top 500 private enterprises, have implemented a number of chain-strengthening and chain-strengthening industrial projects such as new energy, new materials, and equipment manufacturing.

  On the same day, Zhang Rui also revealed that in the first half of this year, Baotou's regional GDP increased by 15.7% year-on-year, ranking first in Inner Mongolia; the added value of industrial enterprises above designated size increased by 17.6% year-on-year, ranking first in Inner Mongolia; fixed Asset investment increased by 54% year-on-year, ranking first in Inner Mongolia.

  It is worth mentioning that in the first half of this year, the city put the creation of a business environment on the agenda, and formulated and implemented a series of policies such as the "Implementation Opinions on Creating a First-Class Business Environment and Accelerating the High-quality Development of the Private Economy". The Office of the Business Environment Leading Group has repeatedly published the city’s practices and promoted them nationwide.

  Qu Xianming, deputy director of the National Industrial Foundation Expert Committee, has suggestions for the future development of Baotou: It is necessary to focus on the development of industries with advantages and characteristics, and to make a good industrial chain layout.

The answer he gave was that Baotou should vigorously develop the rare earth industry.

  Cai Hongbing, director of the China Industrial Development Research Institute, said that in the next step, the institute will play the role of a think tank to help Baotou promote new smart cities, manufacturing and other major industrial clusters, dual-carbon demonstration cities, and "5G+ industrial Internet platforms". Construction.

  The China Manufacturing Power Forum is one of the well-known manufacturing mainstream summits in China and is known as the "Davos of Manufacturing".