In the Government Work Report, Mayor Huang Fangfang says, in 2008, under the correct leadership of CPC Guangxi Committee, Guangxi Government and CPC Nanning Committee, we have basically achieved the tasks set at the 5thSession of the 12thNanning People’s Congress, which is realized by uniting and relying on people of each and every ethnic nationalities, constantly taking important ideological thoughts like Deng Xiaoping’s Theories and “Three Represents” as guide, completely implementing the Outlook of Scientific Development, Learning to the letter and executing the spirits embodied in the important talks delivered by President Hu Jintao, Chairman Wu Bangguo, Premier Wen Jiabao and Secretariat Member Zhou Yongkang, who have come to inspect Guangxi sometime during the year. We have centered our work around how to turn Nanning into a regional international city and one of “Best Places” in Guangxi and how to build Nanning into a well-to-do society. We have taken advantage of the opportunity in which the State approves of Guangxi to implement The Plan of Guangxi Beibu Gulf Economic Area. Upon studying the Outlook of Scientific Development, we have launched the Campaign of “Creativity and Enterprise Spirit for All People”, having made and implemented the three-year plan of scientific development, overcome the difficulties caused by the snow/flood disasters, offered support and donation to the earth-stricken areas and positively facing the shock caused by the international financial crisis.
According to statistics, the whole city's output value is 131,621 million yuan for 2008, a rise of 14.5%, realizing two-digit growth in seven successive years; the ratio of the three industrial structure is adjusted to 15.44:34.65:49:91 from 16.34：34.18：49.48. The fiscal revenue is 19,117 million yuan, a rise of 26.74%; the whole social fixed assets investment 69,344 million yuan, a rise of 22.51%; export value, 1,586 million US dollars, a rise of 56.54%; actual foreign investment 254 million US dollars, a rise of 35.65%; actual amount from outside Nanning and abroad 20,259 million yuan, a rise of 29.84%. energy-consumption rate for ten thousand yuan output dropped by 4%, discharge rate of sulfur dioxide cut 1%; the number of new urban jobs is 72,600, the rate of registered urban unemployment 3.57%; the disposable income of the urban citizens is 14,446 yuan, a rise of 19.95%; the net income of farmers 4,001 yuan, a rise of 15.58%; the overall level of resident consumption prices rises 8.4%, the natural growth rate of population, 8.46%.
I. Industry Achieving New Breakthrough with Powerful Boosting
Industrial development has leapt to a new stage. The total output value of the whole industry realized the set target of more than one hundred billion, a historical breakthrough.
The construction of industrial park area shows rapid development. The total output value of the whole industry in the industrial park area is 41,800 million yuan, a rise of 34%, accounting for 39.79% of the total industrial output of the city. Industrial parks have become a new area in Nanning’s industrial development.
Enterprises also show obvious rise in the ability of self-creativity. There are 103 new industrial products, 107 new technologies; the investment in industrial innovation is 12,337 million yuan, a rise of 38.13%.
II. New Breakthrough in Agricultural Production
Rises have been made in cereal production and optimization in industrial structure. The total turnout of grains is 2,018,000 tons, a historic record high. The production and living conditions in the rural area has been improved. A speedup is made in the construction of rural infrastructure; 609 rural highways built with a total distance of 2077.7 km; each rural household has access to electricity, the basic living provision for 13,000 rural poor people has been solved.
The steady development of the county economy has resulted in increase for agriculture and farmers and stability in the countryside.
III. Develop Modern Service Industry: New Breakthrough in Retail Sales of Consumption Goods
The total retail sales of consumer goods have exceeded 63 billion yuan, accounting for 27.01% of the total of Guangxi, ranking the first among major cities in Guangxi.
IV. Great Efforts to Promote the City’s Image: New Breakthroughs in the Construction of Civilized City.
Achievements have also been made in the work of creating a civilized city. With the efforts of past years, Nanning has been awarded the title of “National Civilized City”, the top honor in the comprehensive appraisal for nation-wide cities.
New achievements have been made in city construction and management. 13,365 million yuan is used for city construction, out of which 8,434 million yuan for construction projects. 161 projects have commenced, 52 completed, a record high in history. Nanning has been awarded the first prize of National City Road Traffic Management “Smooth Traffic Project. Nanning has also won the first prize in Guangxi City Outlook and Environmental Treatment “South Pearl Cup” Competition Category A for the successive six years.
Great improvements were made in the construction of ecological civilization and energy-conserving and waste release. Nanning was the first in Guangxi with the planning of ecological urban construction completed and approved by experts; National Ecological Demonstration Area was and created and accepted. City atmosphere, water and environmental quality were best for the last two decades.
Service to great events accomplished successfully. Major events such as Torch Relay for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, “One Summit, One Expo and One Festival”, the 50thAnniversary of Guangxi have all been successfully convened in Nanning.
V. Steady Promotion in Project Construction, New Breakthroughs in Fixed Assets Investment
The investment in social fixed assets has exceeded 69 billion yuan, accounting for 18.35% of that for Guangxi, ranking the first among the cities in Guangxi. 41 projects of serving China-ASEAN Expo and 14 ones for the 50thAnniversary Activities have been completed.683 projects for investment introduction have been signed, 259 ones commenced and 172 ones completed. Since the 4thquarter of the year 2007, by seizing the opportunity of the central government further enlarging the domestic needs, 236 million yuan involving six categories for 27 industries has been obtained.
VI. Exploring Financial Sources: New Breakthroughs Financial Revenue
The financial revenue of the whole city exceeded 19 billion yuan, accounting for 22.66%, ranking first among the cities in Guangxi. Great growth in financial revenue has been made. In terms of general revenue, tax income reaches 6960 million yuan, a rise of 28.45%; non-tax income 2,328 million yuan, a rise of 45.80%.
VII. Efforts to Promote Innovation, New Achievements in Reform and Opening
Fruits were produced in the Campaign of “The Year for All People’s Innovation and Business Starting”. Nanning was awarded with “Advanced City of National Scientific and Technical Progress” for the fourth time, listed among Top 50 China City Comprehensive Creative Force and China City with Most Creative Performance.
Reform of all kinds was steadily pushed forward. Further deepening was made in the reform of administrative management system, greatest efforts made in the work of city/district (development zone)-level affairs and rights, further regulations in the relationship of departmental obligations.
Opening the outside world was maintained and continued. The campaign of introducing “hundred enterprises to Nanning” and hundred central enterprises to Nanning was launched, the investment promotion campaign of taking over industrial transfer made. 685 contracts were signed, a total capital of 66,941 million yuan, a rise of 19.48%; 73 new foreign enterprises were approved. 259 investment projects were commenced and 172 ones completed and put in operation.
VIII. New Achievements Made in Guaranteeing and Improving People’s Living and in Building a Harmonious Nanning
More financial input than before has been allocated to people’s living. 841 million yuan is arranged for people’s living, 18.2% of the total expenditure of the whole city’s financial budget, a rise of 44.6%, and an obvious indication in the ability to guarantee and improve people’s living.
Educations of various kinds at all levels showed a harmonious development. With continuously deepening of comprehensive reform of education, great achievements have been made in quality-oriented education, and indexes of all kinds are among the best of Guangxi.
Employment and reemployment situation greatly improved. 18670 unemployed workers have been reemployed, completing 186.7% of the planned target, 4630 workers who had difficulty finding jobs have been aided to achieve reemployment, completing 231.5% of the planned target.
Social security system has been further improved. Great improvements have been made in the system of urban and rural minimum subsistence guarantee and that of medical aid. The numbers of insured people in old age, unemployment, medical care, injury and birth are 502300, 356100, 572600, 309700, 282400 people respectively, having overfulfilled the set targets. Social causes of all kinds have been embarked for more harmonious and sustainable development.
The 20 projects the municipal government has promised to improve people’s living have been basically completed.
IX. Continuous Efforts to Improve Administrative Performance of Competent Organs and New Achievements in Legal Administration
Institutional working performance was greatly improved. Institutional performance and the construction of clean administration were gradually and steadily pushed forward by executing to the letter the responsibility system of the chief, the system of concluding a case within a given time and the system of responsibility investigation, and greatly advocating realistic working styles.
The step for construction of democratic legalization is quickened. The response rate to the proposals made by people’s congress members, representatives and CPPCC members reaches 100%. Four drafts of local decrees and regulations were submitted to the Municipal People’s Congress for review and approval and thirteen governmental regulations have been made.
The construction of Peace Nanning is steadily pushed forward. 874 cases of dispute have been concluded, the rate of conclusion hitting 90.7%; social order is well-maintained. The emergency linking operation system has been improved and so has the ability to prevent and cope with emergent public incidents.
For the year, the departments and units of the city have done a great deal of work, making great contribution to the economic and social development of the city.
In 2009, the major targets for the city’s development of economy and society are as follows: 13% rise in GDP; 18% in financial revenue; 20% rise in the investment of the whole society’s fixed assets; 223% rise in the total output of all industries; 18% rise in the retail sales of social consumers goods; 2% fall in the of consumption of energy used for per 10 thousand yuan GDP; 4% fall in the discharge of oxygen used for chemical needs and zero rise in the emission of sulfur dioxide; 25% rise in export and import and 15% rise in foreign direct investment; 12% rise in the disposable income of urban citizens; 10% rise in average net income per capita of rural residents; about 5% rise in the total level of residential consumption prices; additional 60,000 jobs in the city, less than 4.5% of registered unemployment rate in the city; less than 10 per thousand rise in the natural growth of population. In the actual work, we are working hard toward higher goals.
To realize the above mentioned goals, the following work will be highlighted:
1. Further carry out the activities of “Project Construction Year” and “Serving Enterprises Year”, and investment is given full play to propel economic growth.
Great efforts are to be made to increase investment. The aim of the whole city’s fixed asset in vestment is 118 billion yuan, of which 21.6 billion yuan is for 100 key projects, 3,080 million yuan for the 18 key projects listed as provincial level. The governmental funds will go to the following areas: to improve people’s living and help low-income families, increase the input in social security; rural infrastructure projects to quicken the pace of building new socialist villages; urban infrastructure projects to quicken the pace of building Guangxi Beibu Gulf Economic Zone Core Cities and regional international city; social cause projects such as education, culture, health and sports to quicken the development of social causes and perfect public service systems; energy-conserving and eco-construction projects to ensure the completion of energy conservation and realization of scientific development; projects in self-made creativity and industrial structural adjustment to support the conversion in the mode of economic development.
Key joints should be carefully handled. The first is to do well the pre-project work. The second is to quicken the review and approval of projects by means of joint review. The third is to make greater efforts to raise construction funds. The fourth is to solve the issue of land for projects. The fifth is to strengthen leadership and coordination. The sixth is to establish a sound mechanism in project review, fund raising and bidding. The seventh is to enhance supervision and investigation and carry out the responsibility system.
2. Quicken the Conversion of Development Mode to Promote Steady and Fast Growth of Economy
1) Continue to carry out the strategy of “vitalizing our city with industries” to upgrade industrialization
Quicken the upgrade of industrial structural optimization. Perfect the overall layout of industrial development according to the urban master plan and the overall plan of land use. Keep carrying on “the construction of 100 industrial projects” to push ahead the industrial structural adjustment, optimization and upgrading. Continue carrying on “the construction of industrial enterprises with the annual output of 100 million yuan” to increase their number and scale so as to create thirty or above in number in Nanning
Scientific creativity to play leading role: Quicken the establishment of information sharing platform, tech-developing platform, creativity serving platform and industrial tech D & R center by promoting the cooperation among production, education and research.
Quicken the construction of industrial parks (centers). Keep optimizing the layout of industrial parks and establishing a batch of parks each with its unique features.
2. Push ahead the construction of new villages to promote the process of urban-rural integration
Keep developing modern agriculture. Authentically upgrade the level of modern agricultural plants, and develop advantageous agriculture, featured agriculture, recycling agriculture, eco-agriculture. Promote the industrialized operation by supporting 100 leading enterprises specializing in produce processing and make the breakthrough in exceeding 16 billion yuan in the output of produce processing.
Push ahead the construction of agricultural socialized service system. Positively cultivate farmers’ new-type cooperative organizations, improve the benefit-linking mechanism between leading industrialized enterprises and farmers, develop another 65 farmer specialized cooperatives with over 4,000 household members so as to promote shifts in agricultural production and operation.
Enhance the construction of rural infrastructure. Based on the development direction of urban and rural integration, we should plan as a whole agricultural infrastructure, rural public causes and farmers’ residential construction so as to improve the living and production conditions for farmers.
Enhance intra-county economic vitality. Develop greatly intra-county economy, further support its economic development in policy and element guarantee, and quicken intra-county industrialization and urbanization.
3. Keep enlarging domestic demands and promoting the development of modern service industry
Cultivate and enlarge consuming markets. Under the guidance of the government, in the mode of enterprises taking the lead and all people pushing ahead, we shall enlarge domestic demands, promote consumption and provide excellent serves to citizens. Efforts are to me made to quicken the upgrading of consumption structure and actively guide consumption in housing, culture, vehicle, telecommunications, food and entertainment to ensure the steady growth of demands.
Promote as a whole the level of tourism, trade and exhibition. Optimize the layout of business network, explore new trading modes, and improve Nanning commercial status. Create and cultivate famed exhibition brands for more exhibition shows to take place in Nanning. High-quality eco and leisure tourist products are to be turned out for leisure tour, sightseeing tour, forest resort tour as well as eco-agricultural tour.
Develop modern logistic industry. Quicken the improvement of road, power and telecommunication facilities in logistic parks, generally push forward the construction of a batch of key logistic projects such as Nanning International Comprehensive Logistic Park.
Quicken the development of new service industry. Boost the integration and development of information service industry with cultural service industry; promote modern services such as network service, network education, network culture, digital animation, creative ideas culture, and on-line digital games.
Promote healthy development of real estate industry. Make good use of the advantages of Nanning as capital of Guangxi, and greatly develop real estate industry by regarding it as an urban pillar industry for attracting people’s settlement and beautifying the environments.
3. Enhance the administration of urban planning construction to highlight the city’s function of regional international city
Perfect the urban planning and execute it accordingly to the letter. Make full use of plan as a leading role, stick to the strategic plan of “Take the Yongjiang River as axial line, Construct the West and Expand the East, Perfect the Area North to the River, Upgrade the Area South to the River with Special Emphasis on the South”, so as to accelerate the perfection of urban planning system and all professional plans.
Accelerate the construction of Wuxiang New District. With active devotion to the construction of “Nanning-Beihai-Qinzhou-Fangchenggang” city group, accelerate the construction of Wuxiang New District by focusing on pushing ahead the construction of key projects such as Citizen Center and Guangxi Sports Center, developing core areas, headquarter bases and financial centers to enhance the function and key role of Nanning as Beibu Gulf Economic Area Core City.
Enhance the service function of urban infrastructure. Focus on accelerating the construction of the 6 high-class railways such as Nanning –Guangzhou Railway, Nanning Railway Pivot, Nanning Large-Scale Airport, City Light-Rail Transport and complete the construction of Nanning Bridge. Keep carrying out the construction of China-ASEAN Expo Business District, Fengling Area, Xiangsihu New District and commence the construction of key water-conservancy projects such as Yongjiang River Laokou Pivotal Project.
Enhance regularizing and scientific management of urban affairs. Highlight elite projects in urban construction; keep carrying on “Urban and Rural Cleaning Project”. Perfect digitalized urban comprehensive management and commanding system, and establish digitalized platform for mega-city management and a long-term effective mechanism for urban management.