Recently, Anhui Provincial Development and Reform Commission and other 12 government departments jointly issued the Action Plan for Promoting the Steady Growth of Industrial Economy in Anhui Province. The plan proposes to accelerate the construction of Wuhu data center cluster, the national hub of the Yangtze River Delta of the national integrated computing power network, and support the development of large and mega data centers.
The plan makes it clear that the policy of delaying payment of certain taxes and fees for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the manufacturing industry, which was implemented in the fourth quarter of 2021, will be extended for another six months according to the national policy of delaying payment of phased taxes and fees. We will implement preferential policies such as subsidies for the purchase of new energy vehicles, awards for charging facilities, and tax reduction and exemption for vehicles and vessels.
In addition, the policy of halving “six taxes and two fees” will be extended from small-scale VAT taxpayers to small, low-profit enterprises and individual businesses. Taxpayers who have difficulty in paying real estate tax and urban land use tax can apply for tax reduction or exemption.
The national policy of periodically lowering premiums for unemployment insurance and work-related injury insurance will be implemented, and the refunding standards for small, medium and micro enterprises that maintain stable employment will be raised to up to 90 percent from the current 60 percent, according to the plan.
The plan also calls for accelerating the construction of major new infrastructure projects, guiding China Telecom operators to speed up 5G construction, promoting the integrated application of 5G technology, and building more than 25,000 5G base stations by 2022.
Meanwhile, we will accelerate the implementation of the BDS comprehensive application demonstration project in Anhui Province, actively strive for the major national BDS industrialization project, and promote the large-scale application of the BDS.
To accelerate the construction of Wuhu data center cluster, the national hub of the Yangtze River Delta of the national integrated computing power network, and support the development of large and mega data centers, we will establish and improve the operating mechanism of cluster start-up areas and start the construction of start-up areas, actively strive for demonstration projects and bring a number of key construction projects to implementation, and issue specific policies for the construction and development of computing power network nodes.
Translated by Wang Mengxiao from Foreign Affairs Office of Wuhu Municipal People’s Government