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Zhoushan Putuo, Shanghai Putuo start cooperation

Updated: Apr 15, 2019 chinadaily.com.cn Print

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Nearly 10,000 fishing vessels dock at Shenjiamen Fishing Port in Putuo district, Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province on Dec 27, 2018. [Photo/IC] 

Putuo district in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province recently entered into a cooperation agreement with its namesake district in Shanghai, local media reported on April 11. 

Zhoushan Putuo is a fishing hub and a famous port city in China while Shanghai Putuo is known as a prosperous international metropolis. Despite sharing the same name, the two districts have their own unique characteristics in terms of industrial and resource layout.

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A busy night scene in Putuo district, Shanghai [Photo/IC] 

According to the deal, the two sides will establish a senior leadership level negotiation mechanism and a joint task force to drive the development of the Belt and Road Initiative, the Yangtze River Economic Belt and the Pilot Free Trade Zone, and carry out cooperation and exchange in many areas. 

"We have five action plans and 19 matchmaking activities to carry out, covering business, trade, technology and culture," said an official from Zhoushan Putuo. 

In terms of talent exchange, for example, the two sides will strengthen communication among executives of State-owned enterprises and organize high-level talents to conduct project cooperation, according to the official.

He also added that job fairs will be held in Shanghai Putuo to attract local college graduates to work at or start a business in Zhoushan Putuo.

While strengthening ties with Shanghai Putuo, Zhoushan Putuo plans to explore cooperation opportunities with other districts in Shanghai in the future to contribute to the integration of the Yangtze River Delta. 

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