The Wuxi National Hi-Tech District (Xinwu District) held its first Party congress on June 15 to review the experience and achievements over the past five years and the work since the establishment of Xinwu district this February. The meeting also took place to formulate a blueprint for the district’s economic development, social development and Party governance in the coming five years, Wuxi Daily reported.
Xinwu district was set up to adjust Wuxi's administrative divisions in an initiative issued by Jiangsu government and approved by the State Council. Its establishment is considered to have improved Wuxi New District's management and regulation capacity, as well as its comprehensive service ability and spatial layout. Under the blueprint for the next five years, Xinwu district will strive to boost development in technological innovation, modern industries and opening up to the outside world. By 2020, high-tech industries will account for 65 percent of above-scale industrial output, the growth of modern service industries will account for 40 percent of the gross regional product, the general trade export will account for 40 percent of total exports, and technology export volume will reach 3.29 billion yuan ($500 million).
According to the blueprint, the district will spare no effort to build a prosperous city and improve quality of living. By 2020, the above-scale industrial output will exceed 400 million yuan and the budge revenue will reach 20 billion yuan. The annual per capita disposable income of urban and rural residents will reach 63,000 and 33,000 yuan respectively by 2020.
Xinwu district will continue to promote industrial upgrading and sustainable development by improving regional industrial clusters in the next five years, with overall development plans for its six sub-districts, Hongshan, Jiangxi, Wangzhuang, Shuofang, Meicun and Xin'an. The congress also stressed the importance of governing the Party strictly in the new circumstances.
The opening ceremony of Xinwu district’s first Party congress in Wuxi, Jiangsu provice. [Photo/wnd.gov.cn]