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Our District’s Investment Attraction Working Group Goes to Shanghai to Promote Deep Cooperation

May 16 and 17, Secretary Liu Aimin and ourdistrict’s investment attraction working group went with Dalian economic andtrade delegation to Shanghai for investment attraction and economic and tradecommunication. Through “point-to-point” meeting with city leaders, visits andinvestigation, the delegation had extensive contact with well-known enterprisesin Shanghai, they exchanged their views focusing on major industries likeautomobile and energy and major projects, our working group introduced relevantpolicies of the Pilot Free Trade Zone and Dalian Free Trade Zone to theentrepreneurs and promoted the progress of multiple projects that were beingdiscussed.

During their stay in Shanghai,the working group accompanied Secretary Tan Zuojun to visit Shanghai SAIC Motor and discussed relevantmatters in the cooperation in the field of automobile. Secretary Tan said,Dalian and Shanghai were so right for each other and highly complementary inautomobile industry and had huge potential in cooperation in the future, hehoped SAIC would strengthen its cooperation with Dalian and increase itsinvestment in automotive logistics, vehicle, part and component production andthe development of automotive intelligent software relying on the existingautomobile industrial base of Dalian to achieve mutual benefits and a win-winsituation.

On the 16th, the working group accompanied MayorXiao Shengfeng to meet Dr. Zhang Ran, CEO of Weltmeister, and the vicepresident of Shanghai Hengda Group Zhao Boguo. In the meeting with WeltmeisterZhang Ran introduced to the delegation the status quo of the company, itslaunch plan of new car models and the plan of its investment in the Free TradeZone. Mayor Xiao said, Dalian was determined to develop green economy and build an environmentally-friendlycity, and new energy automobile industry was rapidly developing. The MunicipalParty Committee and Municipal Government would fully support Weltmeister toinvest and do business in Dalian and promote our cooperation to get more fruitful results. During the meetingwith Shanghai Hengda Group, Zhao Boguo introduced the latest progress of theproject of Dalian LNG Logistics Pivotal Port the company planned to carry out in our district. For the difficultiesencountered in the promotion of the project, Mayor Xiao put forward thesolutions and requiredd relevant departments to make a quick move to have theproject settled down as soon as possible.

On the morning of the 17th, the working groupaccompanied Secretary Wang Qiang to meet the president of Shanghai Bonded AreaAssociation Xing Kangdi, and they exchanged their ideas about the status quo ofcustoms special supervision areas and their future development potential.Secretary Wang Qiang also gave his welcome to the enterprises of ShanghaiBonded Area Association to invest in Dalian Free Trade Zone.