Development zones lead industrial growth in Shanxi
Development zones in North China's Shanxi province have led local high-quality development in recent years.
There are currently 93 development zones across the province.
In the first half of the year, investment in fixed assets in the province's development zones maintained rapid growth. Investment in new projects in development zones increased exponentially, and the investment structure was further optimized.
During the period, 69 industrial development zones saw an industrial added value above designated size of 189.25 billion yuan ($28.08 billion), increasing 14.2 percent year-on-year.
To date, the development zones across the province have signed 1,447 project agreements with a total investment of 403.42 billion yuan. Among the signed projects, construction has started on 1,364 projects with investment of 366.6 billion yuan.
The projects involve Shanxi's major advantageous industries and strategic emerging industries including modern coal chemical, high-end equipment manufacturing, new energy, new materials, energy conservation and environmental protection, modern agriculture, healthcare and big data.