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Weihai targets quality investment

Updated: Dec 4, 2018 Print
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Weihai, a city in East China's Shandong province, has stepped up efforts to optimize services to boost quality investment and accelerate the city's conversion of old and new growth drivers with a focus on composite material, new medicine and medical devices, marine life and health food.

To facilitate the settlement of the projects, the Nanhai new district of Weihai has established a service center and streamlined administrative approvals. The Nanhai's administrative examination and approval authority has also launched a one-to-one service to assist with the administrative approval for the key projects.

Meanwhile, the bureau provides a "one-form" system to enable applicants to submit one form at one window.

Huagang Intelligent Technology Co is one of the beneficiaries. Lai Shujun, general manager of the company, said, "thanks to the improved administrative approval efficiency, we got our business license within two hours. Since this year, the company has been faced with an urgent need to expand our production capacity. We inspected Guangxi, Anhui and Shandong. Nanhai's government efficiency impressed us a lot as it should take only a year to initiate, sign the agreement and achieve mass production in other areas."

Furthermore, the district government built a sci-tech industry accelerator, which included a 10,000-square-meter plant for Huagang.

According to Lai, the company's 400 CNC machines have gone into production, 50 days after settlement. The company plans to put 500 machines into operation by the end of this year and put 2000 into operation within two years, striving for factory intelligence.

In addition to new information technology, carbon-fiber composite is another key industry of Weihai, which has attached great importance to the carbon fiber production base, a project of Kangde Group being constructed in the Rongcheng economic development zone. The zone authorities set up an office near the project site and sent 15 officials to offer all-round services and solve the problems during the construction process.

The first project is slated to finish and be put into production in 2019. Upon the completion of five phases of projects, the annual production of high performance carbon fibers is expected to reach 66,000 tons.

Apart from 12 medical device and bio-medical projects that have settled, a high-end manufacturing project with an investment of $1.3 billion is also under construction while the construction of the international medical care industrial city is in full swing. 

Moreover, Weihai, one of the pilot cities for service trade, is the only of its kind that built an industrial park, attracting the settlement of SoftBank's global service outsourcing base and Inspur's cloud service operation center.

Weihai's executive vice-mayor Wang Liang noted that a city's quality development shall be supported by quality projects. The city will continue efforts to improve its business environment and services to attract more investment and inject new energy into economic growth.

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