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Urban industrial development and projects

Updated : 2013-05-27

By ( chinadaily.com.cn )

The city will single out the downtown area for commercial real estate development, creative industry, finance, tourism, culture, and education. The strategic, emerging and logistics industries will be moved to parks outside the downtown area, and there will be an industrial zone in the south, a science and technology new town in the Songbei district, and a health industry zone in the Limin district. By 2016, the main urban area will be a key industrial development center.

Sonbei district

This area will focus on new technology R&D, new information technology, new materials, and new energy equipment and will get involved in cultural, tourism and finance development. The new technology cluster will focus on new technology R&D and scientific production services, while the new information technology cluster will use Songbei to develop cloud computing, software applications, e-commerce and new information network technology.

The new materials cluster will pay special attention to LED, metals, fiber, composites, and nano-materials development, while the new energy equipment cluster will develop solar photovoltaic, wind power and biomass energy equipment.

Harbin will also promote cultural tourism by speeding up work on a grand theater and a center for theatrical performances and will use Sun Island resources such as snow, ice, and wetlands for tourism and increase its ice effect.

The finance business will work on a headquarters economy and services, while the city gets involved in property rights transactions and insurance and builds an information center and market transaction center for northeast Asia.

 Hulan district

This district will focus on medicines, health foods, tourism, trade and logistics to build a health center. The medicine business will cover bio-pharmaceuticals, drugs, and modern Chinese traditional medicine, while health food will cover health care product R&D and commercialization.
Harbin will also develop nutritious, special-purpose and functional foods and develop health services and tourism for disease prevention, treatments, therapy and general care and use the Songhua River to build a famous summer resort. It will also move ahead with business logistics and comprehensive services.

Pingfang district

The focus here will be on top equipment manufacturing, foods, electronic information, new materials, civil aviation, and business logistics, with the equipment manufacturing covering automobiles, agriculture, and engineering, and special equipment, while food focuses on grains and oil processing, dairy products, meat processing, and beer and beverages.

Electronic information will cover automotive electronics, avionics, intelligent instruments, service outsourcing, and cloud computing, and new materials will develop light metals, chemicals and new energy materials.

In aviation, the focus will be on plane manufacturing and aircraft engines and drive systems, as well as aircraft maintenance. Business logistics will cover inland ports and bonded areas to promote commerce and trade.

Acheng district

The area will focus on cultural tourism, food manufacturing, and building materials, with the cultural tourism industry focusing on Jin Dynasty culture, ice and snow tours and landscape tours to make Harbin a famous tourist resort. Food manufacturing will cover food additives, beverages, beer and other alcoholic drinks, and meat processing, while building materials will focus on wood processing, cement, steel and sectional materials development.
Daoli district

This district will focus on culture, commerce, trade, finance, and the airport economy, with the culture industry revolving around ice, snow, rivers, European customs, and celebrations in a cultural demonstration zone.

It will improve the wetlands tourist spot along the Songhua River, a European-style culture zone on a central street, and cultural performances on Zhaolin St. Commerce and trade will mainly concentrate on a central street and the Qunli business area, while the city builds a few more business centers, in the Aijian and Guxiang districts, for example, and on Shangzhi St. Finance will work on attracting prominent figures, banks, and insurance and securities institutions, and bonding and venture capital firms, increased non-banking business in futures, bonds and capital funds, and a financial headquarters for the Northeast.

The airport economy will cover air transport, aviation logistics, high-tech industries, modern manufacturing, and services and Harbin will develop an international airport hub for the Northeast and North America.

 Daowai district

This district will give special attention to business logistics, tourism, urban agriculture, and chemicals, while Harbin builds a business logistics park for trade with Russia, which will increase cooperation between the two and provide a commodity distribution center.

The city will also set up special markets, such as Xilong, to provide a logistics network that covers the whole city. Cultural tourism will protect historical sites, such as the Baroque-style buildings and Daotai residences, for a brand effect, and the city will make every effort to develop its wetlands tours and the Tianheng Mountain scenic spot.

Urban agriculture industry will build a crop cultivation facility with modern equipment, which integrates R&D, production and sightseeing. Meanwhile, Harbin will move its chemical industry away from the downtown area, extend its industrial chain, develop fine chemicals and form a chemical cluster.

Nangang district

The district will focus on science and technology services, exhibitions, and culture industries, while the city uses its education institutions, such as the Harbin Institute of Technology and national university science parks to build an R&D and industrial belt.

Priority will be given to providing intelligent, talented, technological support for social development. The exhibition business will focus on building a shopping center for international brands at the Qiulin area and a multi-purpose trade center in the Haxi area. It has already held a few successful exhibitions, such as the Harbin International Economic and Trade Fair, an agricultural fair, and the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival.

Harbin will work on a modern culture and art industry park, protect Garden St better, and develop a historical and cultural site and its entertainment industry.

Xiangfang district

The focus here is on power station equipment manufacturing, business logistics and urban tourism, with power station equipment covering nuclear power, gas turbines, and wind power, and business logistics improving business areas, such as Lesong and Anbu.

Harbin will rely on railway containers to develop international logistics with Russia and build a national highway hub. Urban tourism will develop wetlands tours centered on Volga Manor and Russian tours of small towns, hot springs resorts, and modern agricultural tours.


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