LeadNew Development of Rail Industry and Build Industrial Ecosphere–2017International Rail Transit Industry Summit” Held in Xindu District
On this cool, golden autumn day of September 28, “Innovation China - The Chengdu Practices for Industrial Ecosystem 2017 International Rail Transit Industry Summit” was held in Xindu District. The summit has brought together top-notch experts and scholars in the rail transit industry to discuss the development of rail transit and the industrial chain, cities, and industrial ecosystem, and offered insights and suggestions for the development of the rail transit industry of Xindu District. The summit has turned out to be a fulfilling event for them to exchange and spark ideas. Li Yizhong, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, Deputy Director of the Economic Committee, former Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China attended the summit and delivered a keynote speech. Other attendees included Li Guoyong, Deputy Director of the Committee of Experts of the China Association of Metros and former Inspector of the Department of Basic Industries of the Development and Reform Commission, Qian Qingquan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and expert in railway electrification and automation, Huang Qunhui, Director of the Institute of Industrial Economics of CASS, and Gao Chun, Deputy Director of the Economic Committee of the Sichuan Committee of CPPCC. Deputy Major Liu Shoucheng, and Xu Xingguo, Secretary of the CPC Xindu District Committee attended the summit and delivered speeches. Lv Zhenya, chief editor of China Newsweek, and Lei Ping, chief editor of National Business Daily attended the summit and delivered speeches. Dai Jun, Director of the Standing Committee of Xindu District People's Congress, Fang Zhengxing, Chairman of Xindu District Committee of the CPPCC, and Pan Jie, Deputy Secretary of Xindu District Committee of the CPC also attended the summit.
Li Yizhong delivered a keynote speech themed Drawing upon the Best Practices of Rail Transit; Li Guoyong delivered a keynote speech themed Improving the Layout of Industry Capability, and Powering the Sound, Orderly Development of Rail Transit; in his speech, Qian Qingquan briefed the audience on the development strategy of high-speed magnetic levitation rail transit; Huang Qunhui delivered a keynote speech on the industrial chain and ecosystem of rail transit.
During the summit, guests announced a proposal named Working Together for An Industrial Ecosystem Gearing Rail Transit onto A Fast Track
In his speech, Liu Shoucheng said that the rail transit industry points to the direction if China intends to pursue emerging industries, and also presents exciting opportunities for Chengdu. In Chengdu, the first city in Western China that has built metro, rail transit is leading the urban development. Chengdu out-paces other cities with the over 400km rail transit under construction, with the mileage exceeding 600km by 2025 and basically shaping a half-hour rail transit network. Xindu District is expected to follow the new development concept, and work to optimize the central part, and reform the northern part of Chengdu, and seek to shape a rail transit industrial ecosystem featuring well-balanced integration and sound circulation.
Xu Xingguo, on behalf of the CPC Xindu District Committee and the district government, extended a warm congratulation to the opening of the summit. According to him, as Chengdu works to build a national center city mirroring the new development concept in a comprehensive way, the rail transit, aerodynamic, and modern logistics will enjoy rapid development as three strategic emerging industries. Among which, the rail transit industrial park of CRRC exists as part and parcel of the “One School, One Headquarters, and Two Bases” of Chengdu rail transit. The settlement of the CRRC project was followed by a host of supporting industrial enterprises, thus the rail transit industrial ecosystem gradually taking shape. Xindu District will stay committed to the industrial chain, the top links of innovation chain, and key areas, implement the strategy of the rail transit industrial ecosystem featuring “Big Integration, Big Upgrade, and Big Driver”, aiming for a faster development of the rail transit industry.
During the follow-up discussion, guests have engaged in exchanges of ideas on how to build the rail transit industrial ecosystem, and offered insights and suggestions on the further development of the rail transit industry in Xindu District. These guests included: Zhao Jian, Vice Executive Director of China Society of Industrial Economics, and professor of Beijing Jiaotong University, Zhou Jianle, Vice General Manager of CRRC Chengdu Co., Ltd, Xu Yinguang, vice chief engineer of China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co., Ltd, Katarzyna Wilkowiecka, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chengdu, and Wu Hao, Deputy Head of Xindu District.
The development trajectory and practices of the rail transit industrial ecosystem of Xindu have gathered much spotlight during the summit. It’s the consensus among these experts that, as an important part of the “One School, One Headquarters, and Two Bases” of Chengdu rail transit, the rail transit industrial park of CRRC in Shibantan Town of Xindu District is well-poised to enjoy faster growth by embracing the new round of development opportunities.
Zheng Ziqiang, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Xindu District Committee and Minister of the Publicity Department, and Deputy District Mayor Liu Qing also attended the summit.