According to the Municipal Development and Reform Commission, in 2021, the output value of strategic emerging industries in Wuhu increased by 36.4% year on year, 7.6 percentage points higher than that of the whole province, accounting for 38.1% of industries above designated scale. Among them, the annual output value growth rate of new energy vehicles, new information technology, high-end equipment manufacturing, new materials and other new industries exceeded 30% year on year.
Industrial development entered a new era. We vigorously promoted the development of ten emerging industries, including aerospace (low-altitude economy), new-energy vehicles and smart connected vehicles, smart home appliances, digital creativity, health and green food, new materials, artificial intelligence, new information technology, new energy, energy conservation and environmental protection, and high-end equipment manufacturing. We spared no efforts to achieve the goal of “3355” development, including intelligent and connected automobile industry cluster, intelligent equipment manufacturing industry cluster, advantageous traditional industry cluster and online economic industry cluster.
Industrial factors made steady progress. There were 643 newly signed investment attraction projects of more than RMB 100 million, an increase of 56 percent, including 10 projects of more than RMB 5 billion. 586 projects worth more than 100 million yuan were started, up 37 percent; 8 provincial engineering research centers, 3 provincial industrial innovation centers and 13 municipal key R&D innovation platforms have been newly identified. Cooperation with universities, institutes and industry associations such as Nankai University and SEMI China has been deepened to enhance industrial innovation capacity. The development of digital economy industry has been vigorously promoted, and the realization of digital industrialization, industrial digitalization and governance digitalization has been accelerated.
Implement of industrial policies took concrete steps. We set up a promotion group for ten emerging industries, undertook a new round of national innovation and reform tasks, promoted the integration of science and education in new types of R&D institutions, and trained high-quality industrial innovators. We comprehensively deepened institutional reform and promoted the concentration of resource factors in high-quality and efficient fields.
Translated by Yuan Mengwen from Foreign Affairs Office of Wuhu Municipal People’s Government