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Beilun to put 100 billion yuan in key projects of marine economy

Beilun District is speeding up the marine industrial projects, aiming to transform itself to a trade port, and upgrading its marine economy in an overall way. In the first half of this year, the projects whose construction is accelerated include Zhejiang LNG port project, the 3rd phase project of Zhejiang Yisheng Petrochemical, the logistic project of Sinotrans, the project of China International Ship Building, and the project of Meidong International cruise holiday resort. At present, Beilun has started the construction of 89 projects of marine industries. In the 12th Five-Year-Plan Period, the city will put over 100 billion yuan in the key projects of marine economy.

In Zhejiang and Ningbo's efforts to turn Ningbo into a strong international port and to develop the port oriented industries, Beilun has begun to play a leading role. With the development of the emerging marine industries like the marine equipment industries and new marine material industries, Beilun has made breakthroughs in port-oriented industries and the trade of staple commodities. In the first half of this year, backed by the fast development of marine industries, Beilun has had a fast industrial growth and radical increased efficiency. In Beilun, the output of large industrial enterprises reaches 94.276 billion yuan, increased by 25.0% over the precious year; the sales value has increased by 25.5%; the profit total has increased by 32.5%.

Meishan International Logistic Industrial Area is one of the key 14 industrial areas Zhejiang is going to build in the coming five years. In this area, there will be such projects like the construction of Meishan International Logistic Trade Island, the construction of the emerging marine industrial base on Chuanshan Peninsular, the northern port-oriented industrial belt and the southern marine ecological belt, the promotion of the construction of Meishan International Free Trade Logistic Park, the construction of Shinan Hi-tech Marine Equipment Industrial Base and the Ecological Cultural and Economic Zone of Meishan Bay.

In the field of logistic service industry for the port, Beilun will build 10 staple commodities trade markets of oil, LNG, steel, ore, coal and petrochemicals. By 2015, the turnover shall reach 150 billion yuan. As a result, Beilun will be an important regional resource transaction and distribution center and storage base of strategic materials in East China.

By 2015, the total outcome of marine economy will reach 60 billion yuan and the proportion of marine economy will rise to 60%, and the added value of the emerging strategic marine industries shall rise to 30% of the total of the marine economy. In addition, Beilun will be turned into a demo base of emerging marine industries of Zhejiang and an important production base of marine engineering equipment in the Changjiang River Delta.

Open air theatre

This is an open air theater opened two years ago in Hecheng Neighborhood Community, Jiangdong District.

Central Urban Area of Beilun More Urbanized

On August 11, designers of urban construction and experts from the Zhejiang Construction Department gathered in Beilun for a meeting on the upgrading of central urban area (CUA) f Beilun.

Based on its industrial competitiveness and the geo-advantages, Beilun has proposed to construct One-District-Three-Town-Areas, which opened the prelude to the framework of the urban construction and the improvement of the Beilun CUA.

The CUA is an area of 10 KM2 between  Lushan Road, Qiantang River Road, Hengshan Road. It will consist of four tracts: CBD, Gateway Area, Industrial Transformation Area and Tongshan Academy Area.

"We hope through the improvement of the CUA, the urban functions could be improved, so that the urban image can better cater to the requirement of a port city", said an official with the Urban Planning Bureau of Beilun. This area will be a window of Beilun's image, he said.

It is learned that the CBD area has taken shape and the greening project is being undertaken. The Gateway Area will be turned into a HOPSCA, with the creative industry as the highlight. The Industrial Transformation Area aims to redevelop the old industrial areas and transform the enterprises. The Tongshan Academy Area will be the living area and the business area of the port-based industries.

Experts say that the CUA of Beilun will be the city's saloon and that it will greatly improve the radiating effect and the services. During the coming five years, a number of key projects such as plazas and hotels will be completed. By then, Beilun will be more like a metropolis.

Huasheng Int'l Home Plaza Broke Ground

Ningbo Huasheng International Home Plaza, an investment of 1.6 billion yuan in the first phase, broke ground on August 17.

This project is an important node project of Beilun, and also a grand project of the 12th Five-Year Plan period of the city. It is located at the cross of the Jiangnan Road and the Round-the-city Ring Road, covering an area of 230 m, with building space to reach 340,000 m2. The project is co-funded by Ningbo Development Investment Group and NETDZ Holdings Inc.  It will be built into a market of building materials, home decorations, furniture, etc.  It is set to be a largest market of the kind in East China.

On the day, the Ningbo Development and Investment Group signed an agreement with the Heung Kong Group about establishing a Heung Kong Mall in the market.

Largest innovation of Ningbo power grid finished

According to, the other day, the automatic innovation project of the 220kv Jiangnan Substation, the largest innovation project of the kind in Ningbo, finished. This raises the power supply reliability in Beilun District. And the power supply is more assured to the power consumers like the port of Beilun, the Raw Oil Port, Samsung Heavy Industries and Asia Paper.

The 220kv Jiangnan Substation it the first 220-KV substation in Beilun District. It is not only a supplier of power in Beilun, but also an important connector of the Zhoushan Grid and the Grid of the mainland.

With the rapid economic development, the demand of power in Beilun has been increasing every year. However, the problem of equipment aging of the Jiangnan Substation became quite serious, affecting the safety and stability of the power grid. 4 years ago, the automatic innovation of the substation started.

"The innovation project of Jiangnan Substation is the most difficult one," said a related person from a department of Ningbo Power Supply Bureau. The success of the project will contribute greatly to the stable operation of the Zhoushan Grid.

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