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2008 Dongguan in numbers and its prospect in 2009
Latest Updated at 2009-January-16 14:42:52

"When inviting foreign investment equal attention should also be given to the that of domestic investment, especially that of large-scale state-owned enterprises,鈥 said, Li Yuquan the Mayor of Dongguan City, during the Fourth Plenary Session of Dongguan鈥檚 Twelfth Central Committee of the Communist Party of China held on January 9. Li reported the general situation of Dongguan鈥檚 economic and social development. He stressed that more attention should be given to large-scale state-owned enterprises in the economic work of 2009.

2008 Dongguan in numbers

GDP: The GDP of Dongguan in 2008 was predicted to be 371 billion yuan, an increase of 14% on 2007.

Investment: The total investment in fixed assets was 94.22 billion yuan, an increase of 12%.

Export: The gross foreign export value was US.45 billion, an increase of 8.7%.

Consumption: The total retail sales of consumer goods reached 83.88 billion yuan, an increase of 20.5%.

Finance: The fiscal revenue was 60.11 billion yuan, an increase of 11.4%. The local financial budget revenue was 20.92 billion yuan, an increase of 12.2%.

Savings Deposit: The balance held as savings deposits in Renminbi of all the financial organizations was 430.3 billion yuan, an increase of 14.7%, the balance of loans was 240 billion yuan, an increase of 11.4%.

The disposable income of the 32 towns and districts was 20.62 billion yuan, an increase of 30.3%.

The disposable income of villages in the city was 18.1 billion yuan, up by 3.5%; the collective net assets were 85.21 billion yuan, up by 6%.

The ratio of three industrial structures was adjusted from 0.4:56.8:42.8 to 0.3:52.6:47.1. The growth scope of the tertiary sector of industry was 18% higher than that the secondary one.

What鈥檚 the key to the economy鈥檚 work in 2009?

Raising Investment: To target more large-scale state-owned enterprises.

The investment invitations in 2009 should pay equal attention to domestic as well as foreign investment. Large-scale projects complimenting the existed industry chain and industry service projects should be stressed. With its advantageous conditions in location and complementary conditions, Dongguan can also introduce large-scale state-owned enterprises while inviting foreign investment.

Transportation: A Light rail transit construction to be started

In 2009 the construction of all transportation projects will be accelerated. The light rail transit construction will be started within the year. This is the same with the construction of the initial stage of the Dongguan Encircling Expressway and the third stage of the Dongguan-Shenzhen Highway. Meanwhile the reconstruction of the road systems in all towns and villages should continue.

Five goals for industrial parks:

Songshan Lake: To apply for status as a national industrial park, to continue to raise investment and to ensure the launching of all the suggested and signed for projects.

Humen Port: To accelerate the construction of the bonded logistics center (B-type), the shipping berth, and to apply for the status of a Comprehensive Free-trade bonded Zone.

Dongguan Ecological Park: To complete the construction of the main road system within the year.

Chang鈥檃n new district: To finish the plan and application as well as starting the reclamation as soon as possible.

Industrial Nesting Zone in towns and villages: To seek improvement through positive reorganization, and to accelerate the construction of the two parks for industrial transformation at city level.


Editor: Yan

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