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szdaily -> Special Report -> 
City supports Heyuan’s industrial restructuring
    2018-01-22  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Zhang Qian

zhqcindy@163.com

SINCE the 1990s, Shenzhen has been providing support to Heyuan, a city that lies approximately 170 kilometers north of Shenzhen, in response to the central and Guangdong provincial governments’ call to aid the country’s undeveloped areas. The latest round of support from Shenzhen, which was initiated in the beginning of 2017, is focused on upgrading Heyuan’s industrial restructuring.

Shenzhen’s aid work for Heyuan over the past decades has mainly consisted of giving money and helping enhance the infrastructure, but recent years have seen a shift to supporting industrial development.

“We believe it’s crucial that we help Heyuan produce its own blood, rather than only giving it blood,” Wang Wei told the Shenzhen Daily last week. He is currently serving as the chief commander of the Shenzhen Command Post in Heyuan, deputy mayor of Heyuan and the Party chief of Heyuan High-Tech Development Zone.

Like Wang, 21 Shenzhen officials were assigned to the base in Heyuan a year ago for a 3-year service term in a bid to help the less-developed city. Previously, hundreds from Shenzhen government bodies had been deployed to work in Heyuan. Some others have been assigned to exchange posts with officials from Xinjiang and Tibet to aid the undeveloped cities there.

In an interview with the Shenzhen Daily last week, Wang introduced the latest progress of Shenzhen’s aid work in Heyuan, as well as the goal for the next few years.

Carrying on from previous years, the aid work last year was mainly focused on several aspects, namely developing industries, improving livelihoods, alleviating poverty in villages, introducing consultancy bodies to Heyuan and training government bodies.

The major project on last year’s aid agenda was to help Heyuan reconstruct its industry sector by introducing more Shenzhen high-tech companies to Heyuan, said Wang.

Last February, the command post even moved to Heyuan High-Tech Development Zone, the first national-level technology park in north Guangdong. According to Wang, 70 percent of companies settling in the technology park are from Shenzhen, and the most renowned enterprise is ZTE Corp., which has been gradually moving its production base to Heyuan since 2016.

Wang said that the command post organized an array of Shenzhen-Heyuan business promotion meetings throughout last year and attracted many entrepreneurs and corporations to invest in as well as to move to Heyuan.

“The high-speed rail (HSR) connecting Guangdong and Jiangxi passing through Heyuan will open in 2020, and we believe that the high-tech zone’s close proximity to the Heyuan HSR station is a merit that could attract more enterprises to settle here,” said Wang.

With the HSR train, the time to travel between Shenzhen and Heyuan will be shortened to 40 minutes. Currently, it takes only about 2 to 2.5 hours to drive between the two cities.

The chief commander said that the command post’s next plan is to solicit more enterprises in two leading industries — telecommunications and precision mechanics manufacturing — in order to uplift the city’s industrial development.

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