Resource-based Yangquan seeks digital, intelligent development
Liu Wenhua, a deputy to the National People's Congress and mayor of Yangquan in North China's Shanxi province, suggested promoting the high-quality development of the resource-based city through digital transformation and intelligent focus during the ongoing two sessions in Beijing from March 4-13.
Liu proposed the implementation of six major projects to consolidate the foundation of computing power, cluster development of digital and intelligent industries, digital and intelligent transformation of industry, intelligent application innovation, cultivation and introduction of digital talent, and the development of a digital system and environment.
In recent years, Yangquan has upgraded traditional industries, expanded emerging industries, and integrated digital economy and real economy.
Last year, the revenue of the city's software and information technology service industry increased 27.3 percent, while the added value of the core industries of the digital economy grew 12 percent.
The city has built two 5G-based intelligent mines and 78 intelligent mining faces, greatly improving the safety and efficiency of coal production.
Digital workshops and industrial internet platforms have been applied to leading enterprises in the cement, building materials, and coal machine equipment manufacturing fields.
Yangquan has built the Baidu Cloud Computing (Yangquan) Center, cooperated with China Electronics Corp and Zhongguancun Software Park in establishing CEC Industrial Park and No 7 Shanxi Smart City, and developed a city-wide self-driving project, accelerating the gathering of information technology application innovation, data processing and electronic information manufacturing industries.
Driverless buses, taxis, and sales vehicles have been put into operation in the city, offering personalized, diversified and high-quality services for the public.
In addition, remarkable results have been seen in the construction of a smart city. The city has built a big data sharing and exchange platform for the integration of government affairs. The smart services in the fields of medical care, education, transportation, urban management, environmental protection, safety supervision, and security have been expanded.