The Beilun District is located to the west of the Pacific Ocean, in the mid-coastline of the Mainland China, and in the east of the Ningbo City, with the Yongjiang River to the south and the East China Sea to the east. It is embraced with sea in three sides, with the Hangzhou Bay to the north, the Xiangshan Harbor to the south and the Yinzhou District to the west. In 1984, the Beilun District was established and it covers a land area of 585 k㎡ and a sea area of 258 k㎡ . The Beilun District governs 6 sub-streets, 2 towns and 1 rural township with totally 215 administrative villages and 34 residential communities. The Beilun District has a registered population of 360,000 and a resident population of 700,000.
At present, there are 5 state-level development zones in Beilun District: Ningbo Economic and Technological Development Zone, Ningbo Free Trade Zone, Daxie Development Zone, Ningbo Export Processing Area and Ningbo Meishan Bonded Port Area, which makes Beilun one of the highly-opened areas in Zhejiang Province.
── Approved by the State Council, Ningbo Economic and Technological Development Zone was established in October 1984. In October 2002, in order to speed up the development of Beilun District, CPC Ningbo Municipal Committee and the People's Government decided to reform the administrative systems of Beilun District and the Development Zone, combine the two areas and carry out the principle of "one leading group and two signboards".
──Ningbo Free Trade Zone was established in November 1992 after approved by the State Council.
── Daxie Development Zone was established in March 1993 after approved by the State Council, enjoying policies for state level economic and technological development areas.
── Ningbo Export Processing Zone was established in July 2002 after approved by the State Council.
── On February 24, 2008, Ningbo Meishan Bonded Port Area was approved by the State Council, the fifth bonded port nationwide.
In 2017, Beilun District's regional GDP totaled 140.55 billion yuan, up 10.1%; its regional financial revenue totaled 48.33 billion yuan, up 20.1%; 11 aggregate indicators ranked first among all the districts of Ningbo. For the district level, Beilun District's regional GDP totaled 101.7 billion yuan, up 9.3%; its regional financial revenue totaled 29.41 billion yuan, up 21.7%; its general public budget revenue reached 15.79 billion yuan, up 18.4%; industrial enterprises above designated size had a total industrial output value of 284.62 billion yuan, up 18.7%; industrial enterprises above designated size had an industrial profit of 20.99 billion yuan, up 26.7%; its total retail sales of consumer goods reached 24.79 billion yuan, up 17.8%; its fixed assets investment reached 63.82 billion yuan, foreign investment in actual use reached 1.02 billion US dollars, and its total foreign trade value reached 136.85 billion yuan, up 17.7%, accounting for 49.2 of the national total.
Beilun Port owns reputation of “the Pearl on the Crown” among all the Chinese ports. It now has 305 working wharfs and 60 are deep-water ones, which include 250,000 DWT level crude oil wharf, 200,000 ton level ore transfer berth, and 8 international container berths that can hold the largest container carrier in the world. At present, the sea routes are open to all large ports in China and 600 ports in over 100 areas and countries in the world, including regular international container lines to Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, USA, and Europe, etc. In 2006, its cargo throughput was 300,000,000 tons, and the container freight volume was over 7,000,000 TEUs, the second and fourth among Chinese ports and the fourth and thirteenth among world ports.
In 2017, its fixed assets investment reached 63.82 billion yuan, foreign investment in actual use reached 1.02 billion US dollars, and its total foreign trade value reached 136.85 billion yuan.
It has realized new breakthroughs in opening up platforms. Ningbo "Belt and Road" comprehensive test area construction with Meishan New Area as the core carrier has been approved by Zhejiang Provincial People's Government, and it is actively applying for the national-level comprehensive test area. It is now accelerating replicating and promoting the experience of free trade area, and plans to establish a free trade port. Meishan-Bonded Port Area has totally closed and is about to be checked and accepted, and it has been promoting automobile parallel import pilot solidly, while speeding up the gathering of helicopter, cold-chain foods, living plants and other special trading. Similar financial industries flourish in the District, a batch of similar financial projects including China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd., Midea Financial Holdings Limited and Vered Holdings settled in Ningbo. It has achieved outstanding accomplishments in trade facilitation reform, and was approved to build China-Central and Eastern European Countries Trade Facilitation CIQ pilot area and Ningbo's first export supervisory warehouse. 67 new enterprises settled in Ningbo Import and Export Goods Trade Demonstration Area, and a total of 30 Ningbo's Top 100 Foreign Trade Enterprises settled here, meanwhile, Xiapu Logistics Park was approved to be built into a Provincial-Level Demonstration Logistics Park.
It has showed huge development potential. It is mainly responsible for part of the national special projects (01 and 02) to build the Chip Port Town from a high starting point, the 9 projects of the first batch have been signed successfully, and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) Special Chip Phase 1 is about to be constructed. It has introduced 2 projects with a size of over 10 billion yuan, 3 enterprises of the Fortune Global 500, Geely Chunxiao full vehicle extension, LNG receiving terminal Phase 2, MINTH R&D Park and other large projects are being constructed successfully. SAP Ningbo Intelligence Manufacturing Innovation Center was established to build industry 4.0 innovation platform. It has launched the multiplication plan of listed enterprises, and plans to build an industrial park for listed enterprises, with two listed enterprises newly added. In addition, over 20 enterprises have been going through the listing procedures. It has been strengthening brand quality building, with 7 famous brands of the provincial-level and municipal-level newly added, and 4 products have passed the brand certification of "Made in Zhejiang". What's more, die-casting mould "Beilun Standard" has become national industry standard, and was awarded with China Die Casting Industry Demonstration Base.
Six Port-related Industries
Energy industry. With LNG, the east sea oil landing project, Beilun Power Plant and other important self-owned power plants as backbones.
Petrochemical industry. With a total investment of 7.6 billion USD and large factories as Taiwan Plastics, Mitsubishi, Yisheng Petrochemicals, Esso Petrochemicals, Yashuo Technology, Pacific Chemicals, Heqiao Chemicals and Linde Gasr as backbones.
Iron and Steel Industry. With a total investment of 4 billion USD and Baoxin Stainless Steel, Ningbo Iron and Steel, Huaguang Stainless Steel as main bodies to produce over 1 million ton iron and steel products.
Automobile industry. With Geely Automobile, Top Group, Xintai Machinery, Minth Group as backbone enterprises to construct a competitive automobile and automobile-related industrial base.
Ship-making industry. With Samsung Heavy Industry and Hengfu Ship Making as backbones.
Paper-making industry. With a total investment of 16 billion yuan, and Ningbo Zhonghua Paper as backbone.
Six Advantageous Industries
Plastic Machinery. The plastic machinery industry is the main export-oriented industry of electromechanical products in Beilun District with domestic enterprise Haitian, Hong Kong funded enterprises Zhenxiong and Lijin, Taiwan-funded enterprises Jinji, Tianxing, Nanrong, Lutai, and Jiangjun, Japan-funded Sumitomo, Korea-funded Woojin and German-funded Demag as backbones. Beilun also owns the national level plastic machinery quality supervision center.
Textile Industry. With Shenzhou Group, Veken Group, Reward Wool, Koyo Blanket, Nishidashin Weaving & Dyeing, and Qiaotaixing as backbone enterprises to build the largest textile industry base in Beilun.
Mould Making. There are about 600 mould processing enterprises and it has been named “Home of Mould-Making” by China Moulding Industry Association with enterprises like Ningbo Automobile Lights, Beilun Mould Forging and Ningbo Xinda Mould as backbones.
Stationery industry. With representative enterprises are Ningbo Beifa Group Co., Ltd., Ningbo Yongfa Group Co., Ltd., and Ningbo Chenglu Stationery Manufacturing Co., Ltd., etc. In 2002, China Light Industry Association has named the production base of Beifa Group "China Pen Manufacturing Town".
Grain and Oil Food Processing Industry.With Ningbo Malting, Golden Agri-Resources Ltd, CP Group as grain and oil food processing backbones and Hillsea, Haishi, Ningbo Jiabike as water product processing enterprises and Fareast-80,000-tonnage cold storage from Korea as backbones.
Logistics. 21 projects have been introduced recently with Maersk, UPS, Mediterranean and Qinhui as backbones. A complete logistic industrial chain has been formed.
Industrialization has promoted the urbanization in Beilun and the city framework of “one body with two wings” has been formed. Until now, 10 billion yuan has been invested and the Phoenix Mountain Theme Park, the Administration Center, the Center Square, the Sports and Arts Center, the Harbor Affairs Building, the Jiufengshan Scenic Spot, the Manhattan Square and Phoenix Shopping Street have been completed while several other important projects like Grand Regency Hotel and International Shopping Center being build.
【New Countryside Construction】
With the economic strength growing rapidly, we have attached greater significance to the development of the countryside by concerning more about the farmers, farmland and agriculture, which has laid a solid foundation for future construction.
【Social Welfares 】
While attaching great importance to economic development, we have also made great efforts in social development and have won the honors like National Technology Advanced Area, National Culture Advanced Area, National Sports Advanced Area, National Environment Advanced Area, National Health City, National Gardening City, National Best Sports Organizer City, National Best in Family Planning Service, National Best in Civil Affairs, ISO14000 National Model, and other provincial honors such as Zhejiang Technology Advanced Area, Zhejiang Education Advanced Area, Zhejiang Sports Advanced Area, Zhejiang Peace Area and Zhejiang Civil City.
During the “13th Five-Year Plan”, the main objective of Beilun’s economic and social development is: to build into a well-off society, construct and advance “four comprehensive” strategy layout leading district, rise to the first array among the national countries (cities) and districts in comprehensive strength, create modern international quality urban district featured with integrated development of port, industry and city, and build new happy and beautiful Beilun with good production, living and ecological environment and suitable for entrepreneurship, living and tourism at a higher level.
—Stronger economic power. It gross regional domestic product will grow by 8%, reaching RMB1,700 and per capita gross regional domestic product will reach RMB400,000. The fiscal revenue and general public budget revenue will increase by 8%, reaching RMB55 billion and RMB26 billion. The fixed-asset investment within 5 years will be more than RMB350 billion; by 2020, the total retail sales of consumer goods will exceed RMB30 billion, the total output value of industrial enterprises above designated size will exceed RMB500 billion and the value added of service industry will account for over 40% of the gross value of production.
—More active opening-up and innovation. The comprehensive supplementary reforms for opening up to the outside world are firmly advanced; the opening-up system and mechanism advantages are further expanded; significant achievements are made in the construction of International Marine Ecological Sic-Tech City; and the regional resource allocation center position is established further. In the five years, the cumulative foreign investment in actual use will be USD6 billion and the domestic investment of RMB50 billion; by 2020, the total foreign trade value will be USD46 billion. “Public entrepreneurship and innovation” is further advanced. The R & D fund expenditures will account for 3% of gross value of production, the added value of high and new technology industry will account for 45% of the added value of industrial enterprises above designated size, and the total number of talents will exceed 340,000.
—More harmonious urban and rural overall development. The urban and rural spatial planning and function industrial layout are further optimized; the modern comprehensive transportation system, urban and rural infrastructure and public service system are further improved, and city function, quality and image are significantly enhanced. The shanty areas, old and dilapidated houses, village in the city and village in the park are basically transformed; the urbanization rate of residents reaches 82% and the development level of urbanization and urban and rural overall development ranks at the front place among those in the province and city.
—Better livelihood and well-being. It is ensured that 80% of the newly increased financial resources will be used for social and livelihood undertakings. Entrepreneurship and employment will more adequate; the per capita disposable income of urban and rural residents grows by 8.5% yearly and the rate of joining insurance of registered population will reach 97%. The level of equitable access to basic public services will be remarkably raised; the gross enrollment rate of higher education will reach 97%; the number of bed per 1,000 people in medical institutions will be 4.5; and the number of bed per 100 people in nursing institution for the aged will be 5, and the masses’ happiness index will be significantly increased.
—More beautiful ecological environment. The total quantity control index of resource consumption and the planned objective of environmental quality improvement will be accomplished comprehensively; energy conservation and emission reduction and development level of recycling economy will rank at the front place among those in the province, city and even the country; the energy consumption per 10,000 yuan of gross value of production will fulfill the objective set by the city; and the greening rate will reach 52%; and the rate of good air quality rank at the front place among those in the city. Great progress is made in the construction of beautiful Beilun and green and low-carbon development pattern with Beilun characteristics will come into being.
—More improved governance system. Great breakthroughs will be made in the major fields and key links; governing Beilun by law, making Beilun safer and making this district stronger with culture and talents will be steadily advanced; the democratic legislative system and social credit system will be more perfect; the grass-roots foundation will be more solid; serious and major accidents will be resolutely prevented and the harmonious and stable situation will be reinforced constantly.