China News Agency, Beijing, January 15th (Reporter Du Yan Liu Wenxi) At the two sessions of Beijing that are being held, Mu Peng, director of the Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission, said that accelerating the construction of a modern capital metropolitan area will help Beijing to allocate resources, optimize and enhance the functions of the capital, and accelerate the construction of a world-class urban agglomeration.

  In recent years, the construction of a modern capital metropolitan area has been accelerated.

On the evening of the 14th, Mu Peng was a guest on the interview program "Citizen Dialogue Top Leaders Promote High-Quality Development and Protect People's Lives" and said that the initial stage of the construction of world-class urban agglomerations is often to build metropolitan areas. Tokyo, New York, London, etc. are all core cities that play well. It is an inevitable law that urban agglomerations are formed through metropolitan circles.

China's Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regions are also actively building metropolitan areas.

  The modern capital city circle consists of three circles: "commuter circle", "functional circle" and "industrial circle".

Among them, the "commuter circle" refers to the border area around Beijing, which enhances the effect of urbanization and integrates with the eastern and southern regions of Beijing; the "functional circle" mainly refers to Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Xiong'an New Area, through complementary functions, to strengthen joint development, Jointly lead the high-quality development of the region; "industrial circle" refers to giving full play to the supporting role of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei node cities, further promoting the strengthening of the industrial chain and supplementing the chain, improving the supporting capabilities of the industry, and jointly expanding the industrial increment.

  "The 'commuting circle' around Beijing is an important hinterland for the development of Beijing, and there are a large number of Beijing's employed population, about 400,000 people. Among them, the three northern counties (Sanhe City, Langfang City, Hebei Province, Dachang Hui Autonomous County, and Xianghe County) are There are 175,000 people. It can be said that the most urgent task in the construction of a modern capital metropolitan area is to build a 'commuting circle'." Mu Peng said.

  Mu Peng said that this year, the construction of an integrated high-quality development demonstration zone between Tongzhou District of Beijing and Beisan County of Hebei Province will be accelerated.

According to the national deployment, Beijing will accelerate the innovation of the system and mechanism of the demonstration zone, and promote the interconnection of infrastructure, joint control and joint governance of the ecological environment, coordinated industrial development, and joint construction and sharing of public services.

  Up to now, the "commuting circle", "functional circle" and "industrial circle" of the modern capital metropolitan area account for more than 40% of the GDP of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

Since 2015, Beijing enterprises have invested more than 1.5 trillion yuan (RMB, the same below) in the metropolitan area, and the cumulative turnover of technology contracts from Beijing to Tianjin and Hebei has exceeded 210 billion yuan.

Mu Peng said that in the future, the integrated high-quality development of Tongzhou District and Beisan County will continue to accelerate and become an important support for the construction of a modern capital metropolitan area.

  On the 15th, the first session of the 16th Beijing Municipal People's Congress opened.

The conference reviewed the report of the Beijing Municipal People's Government on the implementation of the 2022 National Economic and Social Development Plan in Beijing and the draft 2023 National Economic and Social Development Plan.

The report pointed out that this year, Beijing will unswervingly promote the dispersal of non-capital functions, accelerate the construction of a modern capital metropolitan area, and promote the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei to achieve new progress and new results.