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2019 work review
In 2019, Zhanjiang's regional GDP increased by 4 percent, and its investment in fixed assets exceeded 100 billion yuan ($14.42 billion) for the sixth consecutive year. The total retail sales of consumer goods increased by 8.4 percent, the total foreign trade imports and exports increased by 9.7 percent, the actual utilization of foreign investment increased by three times, the per capita disposable income of residents increased by 8.8 percent, as well as the general public budget income increased by 7.7 percent.
Its modern transportation structure network has basically taken shape, and the investment in transportation construction has reached 18.98 billion yuan, an increase of 13.9 percent.
The city has promoted the transformation and upgrading of the real economy, building a modern industrial structure. Steady progress has been made in key projects. The investment in key projects has reached 46 billion yuan, of which the provincial key projects have completed 37.3 billion yuan in investment. Four industrial parks worth 10 billion yuan each have been built, and the park's output value and added value account for nearly 60 percent of the city's total. More than 200 enterprises have carried out technological transformation, and 60 new industrial enterprises have developed above designated size.
The development of a modern service industry has accelerated. The city received more than 60 million tourists and 60 billion yuan in tourism revenue in 2019, up 16.4 percent and 17.6 percent respectively. The number of financial institutions increased to 137, and the added value of the financial industry accounted for 4.9 percent of GDP, a year-on-year increase of 1.7 percent.
The city has deepened its reform and opening up. City and county institutional reforms, as well as the centralized procurement system for medical insurance drugs were completed. In-depth implementation of the high-tech industry cultivation plan was carried out to introduce talents, as well as gather innovative and entrepreneurial resources. The city has introduced two entrepreneurship teams, four new provincial R&D institutions and four provincial key laboratories, as well as 13 provincial doctoral workstations. More than 230 high-tech enterprises in the city have made an output value of 78 billion yuan in 2019.
The city also implemented tax and fee reduction policies to reduce corporate costs by 7.38 billion yuan. The added value of the private economy exceeded 200 billion yuan, accounting for more than 60 percent of the city's total economy. It strengthened cooperation with developed cities in Guangdong province, such as Shenzhen and Zhuhai, to attract investment and talents. Three domestic and foreign shipping routes between Zhanjiang and Hainan, as well as the first direct cold chain line to South Asia were opened.
Zhanjiang has improved its urban and rural development. It completed construction of 20 main urban areas, renovated and upgraded three parks, as well as built 45 municipal projects. The city has promoted the comprehensive revitalization of rural industries, talents, culture, and ecology. It completed the overall planning of rural tourism, built four new national-level modern agricultural industrial parks, and transformed over 2,300 kilometers of power lines.
Zhanjiang has paid great attention to the prevention of major risks, poverty alleviation, and improvement of its ecological environment. A total of 3.14 billion yuan was invested in fiscal poverty alleviation efforts and 164,200 industrial projects were implemented. The city has added 2,250 mu (150 hectares) of afforestation, built 10 green mines, constructed 55,000 mu of forests, as well as built and transformed five new forest wetland parks.
Public welfare matters, such as medical care, education, public health, and minimum living security, have basically achieved expectations, and the government's own construction has been further strengthened.