Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, September 8 -

Question: How stable investment, steady foreign investment?

The National Development and Reform Commission responded like this

  Xinhua News Agency reporters Xie Xiyao and An Bei

  Doing a good job in stabilizing investment and stabilizing foreign investment has attracted attention from all walks of life.

The National Development and Reform Commission held a special press conference on the 8th to respond to the current investment and foreign investment situation in my country.

Investment still has the conditions to maintain stable growth

  In the first seven months of this year, national fixed asset investment increased by 10.3% year-on-year, a drop of 2.3 percentage points from the first half of the year.

What do you think about the slowdown in investment growth?

  Lu Wenbin, deputy director of the Fixed Asset Investment Department of the National Development and Reform Commission, said that since the beginning of this year, affected by the base effect, the investment growth rate has been "high before and low", and the overall growth has been maintained.

At the same time, recent floods, epidemics and other factors have had a certain impact on investment growth.

"The epidemic that has appeared in some areas since July has been effectively controlled, and the adverse impact of the epidemic on project construction has been gradually eliminated, which is conducive to the restoration of investment growth."

  Lu Wenbin said that in the next step, great efforts will be made to make up for shortcomings and stabilize investments:

  Focus on key areas to stabilize investment.

Give full play to the leading role of the 102 major projects identified in the "14th Five-Year Plan" plan, strengthen the reserve of major projects, do a good job in the preliminary preparations for the project, and advance the implementation of project construction in an orderly manner, and form a reserve group, a batch start, and a construction A virtuous circle of batches and batches completed.

  Make efforts to stabilize investment in preliminary work.

Speed ​​up the process of project approval procedures and land use, planning permission, environmental assessment, construction permit and other procedures, accelerate the pre-construction preparations such as land acquisition, demolition, and municipal supporting facilities in accordance with laws and regulations, and promote the early construction of projects.

  Strengthen capital protection and stabilize investment.

Speed ​​up the implementation of the investment plan within the central budget that has been issued, and give full play to its guiding and leading role.

Make preparations for the special bond projects in the next few months of this year and the first half of next year to ensure that the special bonds are put into use in a timely manner after the issuance, and the physical workload is formed as soon as possible.

  Stimulate market vitality and stabilize investment.

Actively support investment in strategic emerging industries, guide enterprises to accelerate investment in equipment renewal and technological transformation, and increase support for mid- and long-term loans to the manufacturing industry.

Standardize the promotion of government and social capital cooperation models, and steadily carry out pilot projects for real estate investment trust funds in the field of infrastructure, forming a virtuous circle of stock assets and new investment.

Continue to optimize the business environment and create good conditions for private investment.

  "In general, investment still has the conditions to maintain stable growth." Lu Wenbin said.

Use major projects as the starting point to expand investment

  "The timely promotion and implementation of major projects will play a strong supporting and leading role in stabilizing investment and promoting growth." Wu Junyang, deputy director of the Evaluation and Supervision Department of the National Development and Reform Commission, introduced that as of August this year, the investment projects within the central budget in 2020 The overall completion rate is 10 percentage points higher than the completion rate of the investment project in the same period last year.

  "Two new and one heavy" is a key area for expanding effective investment.

This year, extreme weather has occurred frequently, and the flood conditions in northern rivers have been serious. New and higher requirements have been put forward for strengthening the construction of water conservancy projects.

According to Li Mingchuan, deputy director of the Department of Rural Economics of the National Development and Reform Commission, as of the end of August, the construction of major water conservancy projects had completed 72 billion yuan in 2021. Compared with the same period in 2020 and 2019, they completed 5.7 billion yuan and 16.5 billion yuan respectively. The completion rate has exceeded 7 percentage points over the same period in previous years.

  Affected by factors such as the spread of the epidemic, extreme weather and floods, the current growth rate of investment in my country's transportation infrastructure has slowed down, but the total investment scale is still at a high level and is growing steadily.

Zheng Jian, deputy director of the Infrastructure Development Department of the National Development and Reform Commission, said that the next step is to ensure the orderly progress of major projects that have already started. .

Further optimize and select transportation projects with good economic and social benefits, implement rolling implementation, and advance in cascades.

Full-year growth in foreign capital utilization may exceed expectations

  Liu Xiaonan, Director of the Department of Utilization of Foreign Investment and Overseas Investment of the National Development and Reform Commission, stated that the next step will be to further reduce and improve the negative list of foreign investment access in the country and pilot free trade zones, promote the implementation of major foreign investment projects; improve and guide foreign investment policies and implement them. Good to encourage foreign investment in the industry catalog; timely and efficiently publicize relevant policies and measures to foreign-funded enterprises, and carry out a series of international industrial investment cooperation activities.

  The introduction of major foreign investment projects is an important force for stabilizing foreign investment.

Since 2018, the National Development and Reform Commission has taken the lead in setting up a special class for major foreign investment projects in conjunction with relevant departments and localities to coordinate and solve the problems existing in the implementation of projects. Currently, four batches of major foreign investment projects have been launched.

  "In order to better give play to the demonstration role of major foreign-funded projects, we have started the application of the fifth batch of major foreign-funded projects." Liu Xiaonan said that the fifth batch of major foreign-funded projects will increase the transformation and upgrading of mid-to-high-end manufacturing, high-tech, and traditional manufacturing. , Modern service and other fields, and investment in the central and western regions.

  "Comprehensively all aspects of the situation are preliminarily researched and judged that the use of foreign capital throughout the year can achieve a certain degree of growth, which may be better than expected." Liu Xiaonan said.