THE second session of the First Pingshan District Congress of the Communist Party of China was held in the district yesterday. A total of 169 delegates attended the session.
Delivering a report at the opening session, Lu Yuyin, Pingshan’s Party chief, summarized the accomplishments of the district’s work in 2017 and announced plans and goals for this year.
“Pingshan’s GDP in 2017 is forecast to hit 57 billion yuan (US$8.9 billion), up 12 percent over the previous year,” said Lu. “The on-budget and off-budget tax revenue reached 10.63 billion yuan with a year-on-year increase of 27.6 percent.”
According to the report, Pingshan District always attaches great importance to building itself into a high-tech district. In 2017, Pingshan held the 1st Innovation and Development Conference and also formulated and implemented a series of policies to support scientific and technological innovation. Two academician work stations were set up in the district and four academician teams, with six elites from the Thousand Talents Program and 18 from the Shenzhen Talent Peacock Plan, were introduced to the district. A total of 122 companies received new accreditation as State-level high-tech firms, up 90.3 percent over the previous year.
“To build Pingshan into the center of eastern Shenzhen, we are trying hard to upgrade the district’s functions,” Lu said while addressing the session. “The construction of Metro lines 14 and 16 and Phase I of the Tourism Monorail is under way, and the Pingshan section of Longgang-Pingshan Road was put into use in 2017.”
As for improving the livelihood of Pingshan residents in aspects such as education, health care and urban environment, the report noted that the newly built Shenzhen Technology University had enrolled its first batch of students and five middle school principals who used to work for well-known schools were recruited by the district. Nearly 6,000 additional school slots were added to primary and secondary schools.
Last year, the Shenzhen Pingle Orthopedic Hospital was transferred to the Pingshan District Government by the Zhengzhou Municipal Government and the Sammi International Medical Center conducted a soft opening.
A total of 17,500 units of government-subsidized housing were provided to low-income residents.
When it came to his vision for tasks in 2018, Lu said Pingshan will focus on promoting the construction of quality projects, such as the renovation of Pingshan Boulevard, the comprehensive treatment of the Pingshan River and the building of the Comprehensive Service Center in the Pingshan High-tech Zone to better serve companies and enterprises.