On 22nd March, the Qiqihar-Guangzhou Collaboration Roadshow was held in Guangzhou by Qiqihar Municipal Government and Guangzhou Municipal Government, which mainly promoted Qiqihar City’s four industries of green food, equipment manufacturing, tourism and retirement, and three industrial parks.
About 400 participants from the Guangzhou’s municipal departments, key enterprises and key medias in Guangdong Province gathered at the event to witness the promotion of four industries and three parks in Qiqihar. Guangzhou and Qiqihar signed 23 project cooperation agreements which marked a new starting point for market-oriented cooperation between the two cities.
During the event, Mr. Li Hongguo, standing member of the Qiqihar Municipal Party Committee and deputy mayor, made key presentations in Qiqihar’s four industries, namely, green food, equipment manufacturing, tourism, and retirement. He explained that from the perspective of developing the green organic food industry, Qiqihar has the advantages of natural resources and ecological environment. The existing arable land is 35 million mu (about 5.76 million acres) and the grain production capacity is stable at about 30 billion jins (about 30 billion kilograms), accounting for 1/5 of Heilongjiang Province and 2% of the country. From the development of equipment manufacturing industry, the industry accounts for about 1/3 of the total economic volume of Qiqihar, among which there is a group of national level companies such as China First Heavy Industries Group, Asia’s largest truck manufacturing base and equipment company, and one of the “Top 18 China Machine Tool Manufacturers” Qiqihar Heavy CNC Equipment Limited by Share Ltd and Qiqihar NO.2 Machine Tool Group and other enterprises are both the foundation of the Qiqihar heavy industrial base and the pillars for future development. From the perspective of the tourism industry, close to Qiqihar are numerous wetlands, famous in China for being home to numerous red-crowned cranes. Its eco-tourism, cultural heritage sites, hot spring resources, leisure and vacation facilities, ice and snow tourism, ethnic group customs and other characteristics have made this new tourist city very popular with tourists; Qiqihar is the world’s fifteenth, China’s only International Age-friendly City, the pilot city for comprehensive reform of the national pension service industry, the first national pilot cities for medical care and retirement integration, and the national model city for respecting the elderly and one of China’s Love Cities. Qiqihar holds a bright future in the retirement industry with the support from its green food, culture and tourism industries.
At the meantime, the three key industrial parks in Qiqihar attracted the attention of many investors from Guangzhou. As the country’s most northern national high-tech zone, the Qiqihar High-tech Zone has a highly integrated production and development city structure, a high-speed South Railway Station, a passenger transportation hub, a metal and building materials trading center, and a furniture trading center. The public service facilities have been completed. At present, the Qiqihar High-tech Zone has formed five major industrial clusters: equipment manufacturing, essential components, food processing, new metal materials, energy conservation and environmental protection; Sanjianfang International Trade Industrial Park will rely on the advantage of its railway transportation hub of Sanjianfang Station to build a comprehensive industrial park with coordinated development of various services such as logistics, international trade, and financial services which will later become an important integrated logistics hub on the north line of the Silk Road Economic Belt; the Green Food Specialty Industrial Park specialized in food processing in Heilongjiang Province. The industrial park plans for the deep and fine processing, logistics and warehousing of green grains, green fruits and vegetables, and domestic animal products. It will be built into a state-level standardized green food specialty industrial park and create an international green food specialty industries exchange platform.