China News Service, Zhengzhou, March 8 (Kan Li) The Henan Provincial Government Information Office reported on the 8th that in 2021, there will be 198 Fortune 500 companies in Henan and 175 China's Fortune 500 companies.

  Sun Jinglin, deputy director of the Henan Provincial Department of Commerce, announced at a press conference on the same day that in 2021, Henan Province will actually absorb US$21.07 billion in foreign investment, an increase of 5%; the number of Fortune 500 companies in Henan will reach 198, and the number of Fortune 500 companies in China will reach 175. ; 341 foreign-invested enterprises were newly established throughout the year, an increase of 28.2%.

Pictured is the press conference.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Kan Li

  Manufacturing is the "basic plate" of Henan's industrial economy, an important channel for absorbing employment and a key industry for expanding exports.

  Zhu Ming, director of the Department of Industry and Information Technology of Henan Province, said at the press conference that after the development of the "13th Five-Year Plan", Henan Province has become a major province of advanced manufacturing in the country, and the added value of manufacturing above designated size is 1.65 trillion yuan (RMB, The same below), ranking fifth in the country and first in the central and western regions.

  The "14th Five-Year" Manufacturing High-Quality Development Plan of Henan Province announced at the conference mentioned that during the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, Henan will invest more than 500 million yuan in projects and 574 manufacturing industries that are in line with the direction of industrial development. Major industrial projects with an investment of 1,005.71 billion yuan.

  Tian Haitao, deputy director of the Henan Provincial Department of Industry and Information Technology, said that during the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, Henan will also promote traditional industries to enter a "new track" for emerging and future industrial development.

Taking Yutong Bus as an example, he said that on the basis of maintaining the development advantages of traditional buses, the company vigorously researches and develops new energy and intelligent connected buses.

Up to now, Yutong has promoted and applied more than 160,000 new energy buses around the world, and the sales volume of large and medium-sized buses has ranked first in the world for ten consecutive years.

  Sun Jinglin said that in 2022, Henan will target both inside and outside key areas, Japan and South Korea overseas, Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao, Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, etc. in China. Carry out special class investment promotion and attract a batch of iconic and leading manufacturing projects.