Policies for Liuzhou's modern manufacturing city construction
In order to support Liuzhou in building a modern manufacturing city, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has issued relevant policies to promote city construction, enhancing the high-quality development of the region's economy.
The autonomous region's support policy for the construction of Liuzhou modern manufacturing city involves four aspects: production city integration, production factors, capital investment, and railway construction.
Guangxi will support Liuzhou's construction of the northern ecological new area based on industrial development, promoting the development of production city integration and accelerating construction of the modern manufacturing city.
To increase the support of production factors, key industrial enterprises with voltage levels of 10 kV and above will participate in electricity market transactions and enjoy a reduction of electricity prices according to the electricity consumption policies of the autonomous region-level parks.
In addition, to enhance gas security, Guangxi will support the construction of direct supply natural gas pipelines in key industrial parks in Liuzhou, and provide direct supplies to large gas-using enterprises in compliance with laws and regulations, as well as implementing preferential gas prices.
In terms of capital investment, Guangxi will also provide annual subsidies for infrastructure construction in the northern ecological new area and industrial parks within five years.
From 2019-2023, the autonomous region will arrange appropriate funds to reward Liuzhou's leading enterprises and support the development of new products.
In order to speed up railway construction, the autonomous region will promote preliminary work on the second line of the Guizhou-Guangxi Railway and the Liuzhou-Guangzhou Railway project, striving to start construction during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020).
In the first three quarters of this year, Liuzhou's industrial operations were generally stable. The output value of industrial enterprises above designated size was 355.33 billion yuan ($51.02 billion), up 4.4 percent year-on-year; the added value of industrial enterprises above designated size was 94.425 billion yuan, up 4.4 percent.
The three pillar industries of automobiles, metallurgy and machinery reached an output value of 264.52 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 3.3 percent, driving the growth of industrial enterprises above designated size by 2.5 percentage points.
The machinery industry has maintained a good momentum, with an output value of 30.77 billion yuan, an increase of 22.5 percent; the metallurgical industry hit an output value of 64.64 billion yuan, an increase of 6.1 percent; and the automobile industry output value reached 169.1 billion yuan, a decrease of 0.6 percent.
The production and sales rate of industrial enterprises above designated size was 97 percent, with heavy industry at 97.3 percent and light industry at 94.7 percent.
The industrial output value of Luzhai, Liucheng, Rong'an, Rongshui and Sanjiang totaled 34.22 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 18.3 percent.