Inner Mongolia announces balanced regional development plan
North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region has identified regional and urban-rural areas' coordinated development as one of the main economic and social development goals for 2021.
The development goal was announced by the autonomous region’s chairwoman, Bu Xiaolin, when she delivered the 2021 Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Government Work Report.
The government work report stated that Inner Mongolia would promote the integrated development of Hohhot, Baotou, Ordos and Wuhai cities, cooperating to build industrial parks and sharing rights, interests and taxes.
The autonomous region will transform Chifeng and Tongliao into regional hubs and central cities and accelerate the construction of a green industrial system in the eastern part of the autonomous region.
It will also speed up the green transformation of Wuhai and surrounding areas to enhance regional development competitiveness and deepen cooperation with the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Yangtze River Delta and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
In addition to the coordinated development of regions, Inner Mongolia will boost industrial organization.
Inner Mongolia is rich in energy and mineral resources, has a good industrial foundation and an excellent ecological background.
However, there are still constraints, including weak technological innovation capabilities, insufficient institutional mechanisms to promote industrial transformation and upgrading and inadequate support from the producer service industry.
The autonomous region will solve these problems by speeding up equipment renewal and technological transformation and promoting the development of new energy equipment, new energy vehicles, emergency equipment and agricultural machinery.
It will further develop and expand the deep processing industries for agricultural and livestock products, improve industrial parks' development quality and efficiency, and build smart industrial parks.
Additionally, Inner Mongolia will strengthen the integrated development of urban and rural areas by carrying out its rural revitalization strategy, recruiting talented professionals and capital to come to rural areas and improving human settlements in agricultural and pastoral areas.