The “3820” strategic project is the 20-year economic and social development strategic vision of Fuzhou City personally presided over by Comrade Xi Jinping, then Secretary of the Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee. It drew a beautiful blueprint for Fuzhou’s development and established the general program and strategy.

How to promote the implementation of strategic projects more effectively?

Comrade Xi Jinping put forward the working ideas of deepening reform and expanding opening up.

He said: "Reform gives us vitality, and opening up gives us strength." As a result, Fuzhou's exploration and practice of reform and opening up have advanced in depth, injecting strong impetus into Fuzhou's economic and social development.

  "Xinwen Lianbo" launched a series of reports "Inspiration from the "3820" Strategic Project" to tell the story behind reform and opening up.

  Deepen reform and expand opening up!

Fuzhou adheres to this specific path

  Walking into the Yuanhong Investment Zone, the “two countries, two parks” between China and Indonesia, some rich catches come from Tuban City, East Java Province, Indonesia, more than 3,700 kilometers away.

The joint construction of the "Belt and Road" allows China and Indonesia to work together to build a "maritime fish warehouse" with one end connected to the Fuqing processing plant and the other end connected to the Indonesian fishing grounds.

This Yuanhong Investment Zone was built personally by Comrade Xi Jinping when he was secretary of the Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee.

  Reform and opening up is an important idea for the implementation of the “3820” strategic project.

Fuzhou is located on the banks of the Min River and the East China Sea, with obvious geographical advantages.

“Active investment promotion, foundation first, and supporting reform” became the specific path of Fuzhou’s reform and opening up at that time.

  "Use overseas Chinese to attract overseas Chinese, use overseas Chinese to attract Taiwan, use overseas Chinese to attract foreigners"

  Fuzhou is the hometown of overseas Chinese, with more than 4 million overseas Chinese spread all over the world.

How to attract investment from overseas Chinese businessmen?

Comrade Xi Jinping proposed “use overseas Chinese to attract overseas Chinese, use overseas Chinese to attract Taiwan, and use overseas Chinese to attract foreign countries.”

In order to attract overseas Chinese businessmen to return to the country to invest, he personally led a team to attract investment.

  "Comrade Xi Jinping mobilized them to return to their hometowns to build industrial parks, saying that donating funds to their hometowns is like giving 'eggs' to the villagers. After the 'eggs' are eaten, they are still 'paupers'. But building industrial parks can promote the development of their hometowns. It's like raising chickens in your hometown. If you eat eggs every day, your life will get better and better." Lian Zhixuan, then secretary of the Fuqing Municipal Party Committee, said.

  Hearing what Comrade Xi Jinping said, overseas Chinese businessmen all agreed.

After many communications, the agreement to develop the 50-square-kilometer Yuanhong Investment Zone was finally implemented. This is the predecessor of the "Twin Parks" between China and Indonesia and one of the earliest "Overseas Chinese Affairs Office" development zones in my country.

  "Facing difficulties and being self-reliant"

  As Fuzhou has more and more exchanges with domestic and foreign cities, its infrastructure has gradually failed to keep up.

At that time, there was no civil airport in Fuzhou, merchants could not come in, supplies could not go out, and the state had no plans to invest in construction.

  "Comrade Xi Jinping proposed that if the airport project is not resolved, it will inevitably affect Fuzhou's reform and opening up and economic development. We must face the difficulties, be self-reliant, build our own international airport, and not be left behind in 20 years." The then deputy secretary of the Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee Fang Qingyun said.

  At that time, the country had no plan to build an airport in Fuzhou. Fuzhou decided to do it first. Cadres and the masses raised part of the money, overseas Chinese donated part, finance won part, and the state subsidized part. After five years of construction, Changle International Airport opened in 1997. Officially opened to navigation.

  In order to adapt to the needs of expanding opening up to the outside world, Comrade Xi Jinping also comprehensively promoted the construction of a number of major infrastructure such as deep-water terminals, expressways, and urban expressways in accordance with the layout determined by the "3820" strategic project.

  Not only “get it done right away” but also “do it in earnest”

  However, the hardware facilities have kept up and the investment promotion efforts have become stronger, but there are still many foreign investors waiting and watching.

They were worried about the soft investment environment when they made good statements when it came to investment, but when it came to implementation, the policies changed again.

  “Comrade Xi Jinping emphasized that we must be true to our words and be resolute in our actions,” said Lian Zhixuan, then secretary of the Fuqing Municipal Party Committee.

  Not only must we “do it right away”, but we must also “do it in earnest”.

The "one-building office" and "one-stop" services were promoted, which was the first of its kind in the country.

Many service mechanisms such as the "first inquiry responsibility system" and "limited time settlement system" have also been continuously introduced, and innovative models such as "one window acceptance" and "integrated service" have also been introduced.

  "Comrade Xi Jinping told us that we must provide a good soft environment for reform and opening up, and oppose cadres' procrastination, wrangling, and overstaffing." said Wang Wengui, then deputy secretary of the Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee.

  Expanding opening up, Fuzhou’s primary, secondary and tertiary industries are booming

  A number of companies such as TPV Group and Southeast Automobile have settled in Fuzhou, and Fuzhou Free Trade Zone and Rongqiao Economic and Technological Development Zone have rapidly emerged.

From 1992 to 2010, more than 20 development zones and investment zones were developed and expanded.

  By 2010, the goals set by the “3820” strategic project were successfully completed.

Fuzhou's GDP increased from 15 billion yuan in 1992 to 324.265 billion yuan in 2010, an average annual growth rate of 16%. The built-up area expanded more than four times. The per capita disposable income of urban residents and the per capita disposable income of rural residents increased respectively. 9 times and 6.7 times.

  "The implementation of the '3820' plan and the adoption of expanded opening-up have revitalized Fuzhou's economy and enhanced the city's competitiveness. Fuzhou's primary, secondary and tertiary industries have flourished, making the foundation for Fuzhou's modernization construction more solid." Then-Deputy of the Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee Secretary Fang Qingyun said.

  Relying on the advantages of the "21st Century Maritime Silk Road" core area, Fuzhou New Area, and Free Trade Pilot Zone, Fuzhou has developed strategic emerging industries such as new materials and artificial intelligence, and formed industrial clusters worth hundreds of billions in textiles, chemical fibers, electronic information, etc.

  In the past five years, the city's total import and export volume has exceeded 250 billion yuan, nearly 2,000 new foreign-invested enterprises have been established, and trading partners have spread to more than 200 countries and regions.

  The "daring to be the first and the spirit of pioneering and innovative struggle" contained in the "3820" strategic project has been integrated into the economic and social development process of Fuzhou.

Zheng Hao, director of the Fuzhou Municipal Development and Reform Commission, said that we must keep in mind the instructions, continue to deepen reforms in key areas, promote reform and opening up from a higher starting point, and make new and greater contributions to promoting the practice of Chinese-style modernization in Fuzhou.

  (CCTV News Client)