"Belt and Road" Press Conference of Jiangsu Construction Industry Going Global
Wei Wei (Director of the News Coordination Office of the General Office of the Provincial Government): Good morning, journalists! Welcome to the provincial government press conference. At present, the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” has entered a new stage of high-quality development. Our province is at the meeting point of the “Belt and Road”. The whole province carefully implemented the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping ’s instructions and the central decision-making and deployment, and in accordance with the opinions of the provincial party committee and the provincial government to promote the construction of the “Belt and Road” meeting point and the “five major plans” Requirements such as plans, actively participate in and actively integrate into the overall situation of the “Belt and Road” construction, have achieved positive progress and obvious results, and have been fully affirmed at the national level and all sectors of society. Among them, efforts are made to promote the international capacity cooperation of the “Belt and Road” and support and serve the “going out” investment cooperation of construction enterprises that are willing and capable. At present, the comprehensive strength and competitiveness of the construction industry in our province have continued to improve, and the pace of "going global" development has significantly accelerated. The "Jiangsu Construction" brand enjoys a high reputation both at home and abroad. In order to further promote the “going global” of construction enterprises, with the consent of the provincial government, an Indonesian promotion conference on Jiangsu construction will be held on November 19 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Today we held a press conference to introduce the development of the province's construction industry and the situation of "going global".
赵庆红副厅长，省外办黄锡强一级巡视员，省商务厅姜昕副厅长。 Attending today ’s press conference are: Gu Xiaoping, secretary of the party group and deputy director of the Provincial Department of Housing, Urban and Rural Construction, deputy director Zhao Qinghong, Huang Xiqiang, first inspector of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Province, and Jiang Xin, deputy director of the Provincial Department of Commerce. The head of the relevant department of the relevant provincial department also took a seat in the front row of the release hall. This is Wei Wei, the Information Coordination Office of the General Office of the Provincial Government. I was entrusted by the Deputy Secretary General of the Provincial Government Zhao Jianjun to chair this press conference.
顾小平发布新闻。 First of all, Gu Xiaoping , the party secretary and deputy director of the Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development , is requested to release news.
Gu Xiaoping (Secretary of the Party Group and Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Housing, Urban and Rural Construction): Good morning, friends from the press! Welcome to the "Belt and Road" press conference for the Jiangsu construction industry to go global. Here, on behalf of the Provincial Department of Housing, Urban and Rural Construction, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to friends who have long cared and supported the development of the construction industry in our province! In recent years, the Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government have actively implemented the national “Belt and Road” initiative. In 2016, the General Office of the Provincial Government printed and issued the “Implementation Opinions on Accelerating the“ Go Global ”Development of Construction Enterprises in the Province” to vigorously promote the construction industry and Related industries go out. At present, the scope of overseas construction projects undertaken by Jiangsu construction enterprises has covered more than 120 countries and regions around the world. On November 19, our province will hold an Indonesia promotion conference in the field of Jiangsu construction in Jakarta. Now, I would like to introduce to friends in the press the relevant situation of the reform and development of the construction industry in our province and the "going out" development.
I. Reform and development of the construction industry in the province
The construction industry is the pillar industry, advantageous industry and wealthy industry of our province. The province's total output value of the construction industry has ranked first in the country for 12 consecutive years. The proportion of the added value of the construction industry to the province's GDP has remained in the range of 5-6% for a long time. It has promoted regional economic development, new urbanization and employment of rural surplus labor. Played an important role. Since last year, the main leaders of the Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government have also repeatedly requested that “Jiangsu Construction” and “Made in Jiangsu” and “Jiangsu Creation” be together to become a beautiful business card to promote the high-quality development of our province's economy and society, which fully reflects the provincial Party committee The provincial government attaches great importance to and expects the development of the construction industry in our province. At present, the province's construction industry is in the forefront of high-quality development, and has thoroughly implemented the "Opinions of the General Office of the State Council on Promoting the Sustainable and Healthy Development of the Construction Industry" and "The Provincial Government's Opinions on Deepening the Reform and Development of the Construction Industry" The construction industry has transformed from a traditional industry to a modern industry, moving from the largest to the strongest. From the data of the first three quarters of this year, the construction industry in the province continued to maintain a healthy development momentum. First, the construction industry has achieved steady progress. From January to September, the province's total output value of the construction industry was 2.44 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 9%. Among them, the completed output value of housing construction projects was 15.61486 trillion yuan, accounting for 63.9% of the total output value of the construction industry; the civil engineering projects (including tunnels, bridges, railways, rail transit and other majors) completed an output value of 348.074 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 2%. Second, the comprehensive strength of enterprises has been continuously enhanced. The number of construction enterprises in the province has reached more than 34,000, with 80 super-qualified enterprises and 82 super-qualifications. The industrial concentration has been further improved. The output value of super-class enterprises has reached 758.376 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 17%. The output value of first-class qualified enterprises has reached 1,690.473 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 11%. The turnover of construction enterprises reached 2,598.5815 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 9%; the project settlement income was 2,106,076 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of 18%, and the total profit was 82,321 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of 4%. Third, the transformation and development have achieved positive results. The area of prefabricated buildings under construction in the province reached 20,964,400 square meters, which has doubled compared to the same period last year; the ability to apply technological innovation and new technologies has continued to increase, and the scope of BIM technology has become more widespread. The number of BIM technology applications has reached 1,571, an increase of 15 %, With an application area of 39.809 million square meters, a year-on-year increase of 41%. The output value of prefabricated buildings was 35.981 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 17%. Fourth, the reform of the construction industry has been advanced in depth. The reform pilots of construction project bidding and bidding, qualification management, centralized construction of government-invested projects, general contracting, full-process engineering consulting, and engineering quality insurance have been continuously promoted and achieved remarkable results. Twelve companies successfully won the general contracting task of rail transit construction in the form of a consortium. Take the lead in fully realizing the electronicization of construction permits and qualifications for employees in the country. Fifth, the engineering quality and safety system has been continuously improved. Actively carry out engineering quality law enforcement inspections and explore the establishment of a market-oriented, standardized, information-based and intelligent engineering quality system to improve project quality. Continue to promote smart site construction and standardization of building construction safety, and carry out open investigations and investigations of building construction safety production in a net-type manner, and resolutely curb the tendency of accidents to occur frequently.
Second, the development of the province's construction industry going abroad
The outward-looking characteristics of the construction industry in our province are obvious, and "going out" development has a long history. As early as the 1950s and 1960s, Jiangsu's construction enterprises went out of the province and organizedly participated in the construction of national key projects in Beijing, Tianjin, Sichuan and other places. After the reform and opening up, our province has determined the strategic policy for the development of the construction industry based on the province, serving the whole country, and going global. Jiangsu's construction enterprises have gone from supporting frontiers to entering special zones, from China to China, and sailing overseas. With the continuous improvement of competitiveness The construction market has also continued to expand. The output value of construction markets outside the province accounts for more than 40% of the province's total scale. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, our province has vigorously implemented the "going out" development strategy. Through policy support and demonstration guidance of leading enterprises, Jiangsu construction enterprises have been guided to actively participate in the joint construction of the "Belt and Road" initiative to accelerate the promotion of construction enterprises in our province. "Going Global" develops to a deeper level, a higher level, and a wider field. First, the market size has grown steadily. In 2018, the newly signed contracts of enterprises in our province for foreign contracted projects amounted to US $ 6.59 billion and the turnover was US $ 8.32 billion. From January to September 2019, the newly signed contracts of enterprises in our province for foreign contracted projects amounted to USD 4.89 billion, and the turnover was USD 5.94 billion, maintaining a good development trend. Six companies including Provincial Construction Group, Zhongjiang International, Nantong Sanjian, Nantong Construction, Longxin Construction, and Zhongnan Construction were shortlisted for the 2019 ENR Top 250 International Contractors. The two companies of SJTU and China Design were shortlisted for the 2019 ENR "Top 225 International Engineering Design Companies". The Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development has successively announced the names of four batches of construction industry "going out" development support qualification enterprises, helping enterprises participate in international project contracting. The second is the continuous expansion of business scope. Since the "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan", the construction project contracting forms of construction enterprises in our province have gradually changed from the past labor subcontracting and professional subcontracting to independent contracting, general contracting, and investment and construction integration, from a single building to infrastructure And industrial projects. Suzhou Sinoma Construction Co., Ltd. has become the world's largest cement engineering system integration service provider. Hohai Science and Technology Engineering Group has been cultivating Indonesia for many years, and has undertaken a large number of land-surfacing projects. In July this year, Jiangsu Provincial Transportation Engineering Group Co., Ltd. signed a contract for a highway project in Bangladesh worth US $ 240 million. Third, the international competitiveness of competitive enterprises has been improved. Zhongjiang International has set up 31 offices overseas and has been selected as one of the top 250 international contractors by ENR for 25 consecutive years. Nantong Second Construction, Longxin Construction, and Shuntong Construction have won the bidding plan for Israeli global contractors. Each enterprise can send 1,000 construction workers to Israel to build houses. The Botswana 450-bed teaching hospital contracted by Zhengtai Group won the first Luban Award for Overseas Engineering in our province.
3. Introduction of Southeast Asia in Jiangsu Construction Industry
In recent years, Jiangsu construction enterprises have seized the construction opportunities of the “Belt and Road” initiative, and further focused on key areas and construction markets in key regions. The scope of projects undertaken has expanded from 42 countries along the route to 50, of which the province's foreign contracted projects have completed business The top five countries are mostly distributed in Southeast Asia. The Southeast Asian economy maintains an annual growth rate of 7% and is one of the regions in the world that is developing rapidly. A research report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific states that strong infrastructure construction spending in the ASEAN region will continue to drive economic growth. A research report from the Asian Development Bank shows that between 2016 and 2030, Southeast Asia needs to invest about $ 210 billion in infrastructure construction each year, which is equivalent to 5.7% of GDP. At present, the relevant investment in the region is far below this level. At present, Southeast Asian countries have huge investment and construction needs in areas such as infrastructure and manufacturing. Regional interconnection plans and the “One Belt One Road” initiative are highly consistent. Jiangsu is one of the first provinces to enter the construction market in Southeast Asia. It should seize development opportunities and further expand its market share. As the largest economy in ASEAN, Indonesia is also the largest construction market in Southeast Asia. Indonesia has huge development potential in infrastructure areas such as highways, bridges, and ports. It has strong complementarities with our province in resource development, trade exchanges, and infrastructure construction. To this end, our province will hold a promotion conference on the construction of Jiangsu for Southeast Asia in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Running this promotion well is of great significance for promoting cooperation and exchanges between Jiangsu and Southeast Asia, accelerating the pace of the province ’s construction industry “going global”, and driving the development of large-scale complete equipment, green building materials, international logistics and other related industries in the province. At present, the preparatory work for the promotion conference is in an orderly manner. The first is to carefully organize preparations. The promotion meeting has high specifications and large scale. We attach great importance to the preparatory work and specially arranged the advance working group to communicate and negotiate closely with all parties in Indonesia. We won the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, the relevant departments of the Indonesian Cabinet, and the Indonesian Consulate General in Shanghai As well as the strong support of local provincial governments, the Indonesian business community and local Chinese and overseas Chinese. The Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, the Provincial Department of Commerce, and the Provincial Foreign Affairs Office have held a number of special meetings, carefully formulated the work plan of the promotion meeting, and advanced the preparations in an orderly manner. At present, more than 300 people from nearly 120 companies in Jiangsu and Indonesia have confirmed their participation in the promotion. The second is to help achieve win-win cooperation. The promotion activity will actively promote the construction industry enterprises in our province to gradually change the single business structure mainly based on housing construction, and develop into the high value-added infrastructure field. Sinoma International, Suzhou Benshang, Hohai Technology, Nantong Second Construction, XCMG Group and many other companies will sign a series of cooperation agreements with Indonesian partners, covering infrastructure, public construction and construction machinery. In addition, there are a number of companies in urban planning, engineering consulting, and investment development that will travel with the delegation to strengthen cooperation with Indonesia in smart cities, sponge cities, green buildings, and prefabricated buildings, and promote "going global" to the entire industrial chain. Downstream extension. The third is to try to amplify the spillover effect of the promotion. During the promotion meeting, entrepreneurs from China and Indonesia will be organized to conduct bilateral or multilateral negotiations and exchanges, and special events such as picture exhibitions will be organized to further deepen practical cooperation. We look forward to Jiangsu construction enterprises taking this promotion as an opportunity to base themselves on the Indonesian construction market and radiate Southeast Asia. Focusing on key areas, regions and engineering projects, we will use our comparative advantages in urban and rural planning, park development, and engineering construction to form intelligence The technology, capital, equipment and labor force are linked to export, establish the "Jiangsu Construction" brand, and enhance international competitiveness.
Dear friends in the press, we have 4 days left until the launch of the promotion meeting. With more enthusiasm and more pragmatic measures, we will go all out to make all preparations and promote new breakthroughs in the cooperation between Jiangsu and Indonesia in the construction field Step up to a new level. In the next stage, we will continue to take the series of important discussions by General Secretary Xi Jinping on the “Belt and Road” initiative as a guide, conscientiously implement the spirit of the Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government's opinions on promoting the construction of the “Belt and Road” meeting point, and implement the "Going out" development strategy, actively exploring the establishment of an international engineering project contracting cooperation alliance, strengthening the construction of the province's construction industry international engineering project information service platform, launching international market promotion activities, and working hard to create a new situation in the construction of the "Belt and Road" meeting point. I sincerely hope that my friends will continue to pay attention to and actively publicize and report on the development of Jiangsu's construction industry. thank you all!
Wei Wei (Director of the News Coordination Office of the Provincial Government Office): Thank you, Secretary Gu Xiaoping! Now, friends of reporters can ask questions about issues of interest. Before asking, please explain the media in which you work, and at the same time explain who is responsible for asking.
Reporter of Modern Express: I would like to ask the leaders of the Provincial Department of Housing and Construction. What areas of cooperation can we focus on in the construction industry in Jiangsu? What is the space for cooperation? Thank you.
Zhao Qinghong (Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Housing, Urban and Rural Construction): Thank you for this reporter's question, and thank you for your concern and concern about the "going out" of the Jiangsu construction industry. As you said just now, Indonesia is one of the fast-growing economies in Southeast Asia in recent years, and it is also one of the big developing countries in Asia. Indonesia is known as the “Country of Thousand Islands” and has huge development space in the infrastructure field. It not only has a large demand in urban construction such as urban planning and construction, smart transportation operations, municipal utilities, housing improvement, etc., but also in ports, docks, There is also a lot of room for demand in infrastructure construction areas such as airports and rail transit. In the field of cooperation, the enterprises in our province can focus on the several aspects I just mentioned. In the form of cooperation, investment or joint ventures can be used to drive related industries into the Indonesian and Southeast Asian markets. We will deepen mutually beneficial cooperation and development by promoting cooperation in the entire industrial chain such as investment, construction, and operation. Thank you.
Reporter from China News Agency: May I ask the leaders of the Provincial Department of Commerce, what measures have the Commerce Department taken to promote the "Going Global" brand of "Jiangsu Construction"?
Jiang Xin (Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Commerce): First of all, thank you for your interest in business work. Jiangsu is a large province that is open to the outside world and a large province for foreign labor service cooperation. Of course, Jiangsu is also an important force for foreign project contracting. For a long time, Jiangsu has always been at the forefront of the country in terms of contract value and execution value. As an important functional department promoting foreign labor service cooperation, over the years, we have done some work together with relevant departments in the following aspects: First, in 2017, the Joint Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued the "On Promoting Jiangsu Province's External Contracting Projects" "Guiding Opinions on the Implementation of" Integration of Construction and Management "of Overseas Construction Projects" guides our province's foreign contracted engineering enterprises to extend the industrial chain, enhance the value chain, increase international competitiveness, effectively prevent and control the risks of overseas engineering project operations, and promote China's technology and standards And equipment to go global; the second is to establish the nation's first "Personal Accidental Injury Protection Platform for Overseas Personnel", financed by 80%, to provide each expatriate with a personal injury insurance to protect the vast number of expatriates Personal rights and interests; the third is to establish a “Jiangsu enterprise global protection platform”, which will be financed to encourage enterprises to insure overseas political insurance and help enterprises to improve their risk prevention capabilities; the fourth is to launch the nation ’s first “outbound talent map” project, To further facilitate the outbound enterprises to hire outstanding international student talents, has nearly 1200 The information of enterprises going abroad and more than 7,600 foreign students are entered into the talent map database. The fifth is to encourage construction companies to complement each other's strengths and embrace the sea. Relying on the advantages of the province's complete power industry chain, it has led the establishment of more than 30 power companies and more than 10 financial institutions. The “Jiangsu Electric Power Enterprises Going Global Alliance” formed by the organization jointly participates in the competition of large-scale international engineering projects. Sixth, it helps companies to connect with national platforms, including large central enterprises and large central financial institutions, and helps them solve project and financing problems, including using Our overseas economic and trade network resolves some unexpected events they encounter overseas. In short, I hope that through our efforts and cooperation with other departments, Jiangsu's foreign engineering contracting business can continue to go steadily.
Xinhua News Agency Reporter: I would like to ask whether Jiangsu enterprises can achieve new growth in the turnover of their overseas contracted projects this year compared with last year. Is there any forecast and comparison of our contracted foreign projects during the "13th Five-Year Plan" period compared to the "12th Five-Year Plan" period? Is there a dynamic response?
Wei Wei (Director of the News Coordination Office of the General Office of the Provincial Government): Please ask Director Zhao to answer, if there is no data at present, it can be provided after the meeting.
Zhao Qinghong (Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Housing, Urban and Rural Construction): Thank you, this reporter friend, for your attention to our data. In 2018, Jiangsu newly signed 6.59 billion yuan in foreign contracts and completed a turnover of 8.32 billion yuan. In the first three quarters of this year, the newly-contracted contracts and completed turnover were US $ 4.89 billion and US $ 5.94 billion, respectively. According to the law of large settlement in the fourth quarter of the construction period, the year-on-year growth trend of overseas sales is stable. Compared with the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan”, Jiangsu ’s “going abroad” pace has been relatively stable in recent years. From the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan” to the “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan”, the construction industry ’s newly-contracted contracts and completed turnover have been , All continue to increase and develop. During the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" period, the province's construction industry completed a total of 36.23 billion U.S. dollars in turnover; since the "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan", as of the end of September this year, the province's overseas turnover has reached 32.91 billion U.S. dollars. Judging from this, the steady growth of overseas sales has not changed. We want to further accelerate the pace of “going global” by Jiangsu construction enterprises through a series of referral activities, such as the Russian referral conference held three years ago and this Indonesian referral conference. Promote the joint output of capital, governance, technology, standards, and capital in the construction field in Jiangsu, including the export of labor, further polish the brand awareness of "Jiangsu Construction" overseas, and participate in the "Belt and Road" construction in depth. Thank you!
Reporter of Jiangsu Legal System News: The promotion meeting is a concrete measure for the win-win cooperation between Jiangsu and the construction industry in Southeast Asia. May I ask the leaders of the Foreign Affairs Office of the province, why did Indonesia choose Indonesia for the promotion meeting? Thank you!
Huang Xiqiang (Provincial Inspector-in-Chief of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Province): Indonesia is a friendly neighbor close to China and close to each other. It is not only an important member of ASEAN, but also an important country along the “Belt and Road”. Since China and Indonesia established a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2013, the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” initiative has actively connected with Indonesia ’s “global fulcrum” concept. Bilateral relations have achieved leapfrog development, and economic and trade cooperation has yielded fruitful results in the “Belt and Road” initiative. Under the framework of the initiative, the cooperation between China and Indonesia in the field of construction has also achieved rapid development. China has become one of the important foreign builders in Indonesia and is developing in a broader and deeper direction.
This time Jiangsu held the Jiangsu construction field promotion conference in Indonesia, it was the internship of General Secretary Jinping ’s initiative on the “Belt and Road” and “Building a China-ASEAN Community of Common Destiny” initiative. Through the form of the promotion conference, Jiangsu construction enterprises and the Indonesian government and enterprises were strengthened. This will increase the understanding of Jiangsu construction enterprises on relevant Indonesian policies and promote the smooth development of Chinese construction enterprises. Deepen the pragmatic cooperation between Jiangsu and Indonesia in the areas of infrastructure, production capacity cooperation, investment and trade, and sister-city exchanges, and mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation with the "good neighbors, good partners, and good friends" along the "Hai Si Road", and seek common development.
Reporter of China Construction News: Just now Secretary Gu mentioned in the release that the total output value of the province's construction industry has ranked first in the country for 12 consecutive years, and the "Jiangsu Construction" brand is also well known throughout the country. I would like to ask the leaders of the Provincial Department of Housing and Construction. As a provincial-level authority, how do you promote the transformation and upgrading of the construction industry in combination with "going global" development? Thank you.
Zhao Qinghong (Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Housing, Urban and Rural Construction): I would like to thank my reporter friends from China Construction News for their attention to the transformation and development of the construction industry in our province! Since the 18th CPC National Congress, the Jiangsu construction industry has thoroughly implemented the development concepts of innovation, coordination, greenness, openness and sharing, polished the "Jiangsu Construction" brand, and actively promoted the transformation and upgrading of the industry. In order to accelerate the development of “going out” of construction enterprises in our province, in 2016, the General Office of the Provincial Government specially issued the “Implementation Opinions on Accelerating the Development of“ Going Out ”of Construction Enterprises in the Province, and called for efforts to promote the structural adjustment and transformation of the construction industry. To continuously improve international competitiveness and market share, and lay a solid foundation for the construction of a strong province. The core content of the "Opinions" mainly has two aspects: one aspect is to promote the construction industry enterprises with comparative advantages in our province to cooperate with financial institutions to carry out overseas infrastructure investment and construction; the other is to develop and strengthen the province's foreign contracting projects. Enterprise groups, cultivate a group of new foreign contracting engineering enterprises to explore overseas markets, and form a group of general contracting enterprises and export-oriented construction enterprises with strong competitiveness in the international market. According to the requirements of the provincial government, in recent years, we have focused on five aspects to actively promote the "going global" development of enterprises: First, we must continue to cultivate foreign contracting engineering enterprises and give them strong policy support. The second is to strengthen the backbone enterprises of foreign contracting projects, and promote the transition of backbone enterprises to large-scale project management companies and engineering general contracting companies. The third is to vigorously promote general project contracting, actively follow the international project contracting and management methods, and improve the internationalization level of the construction industry in our province. The fourth is to support enterprises to expand overseas markets in a variety of ways, such as encouraging construction enterprises to participate in contracting overseas projects by using stock cooperation and project cooperation, and encouraging leading enterprises in foreign contracting projects to make full use of their comparative advantages, and actively connect with central enterprises and join small and medium-sized enterprises in the province. Enterprises form a consortium or interact with SMEs in the countries where the project is located to jointly bid for and contract overseas large and medium-sized engineering projects. Fifth, encourage construction enterprises to "go global" in upstream and downstream industries, and support construction enterprises to explore ways of resource, engineering, and financing linkages to carry out overseas investment cooperation, make full use of the element resources of the countries where the projects are located, and actively extend and extend the industrial chain. Combined with the modernization of the construction industry, guide construction enterprises to cooperate with relevant building material suppliers and product manufacturers to jointly promote the processing and production of products that are compatible with engineering projects, and drive the export of complete sets of equipment, technical standards and services. I think that through the joint efforts of the entire industry and everyone's dedicated support, the pace of Jiangsu's construction industry going out must be steady.
Weibo reporter from Jiangsu: In the context of the “Belt and Road” initiative, many companies have actively stepped up their “going global” steps and carried out mutually beneficial cooperation. May I ask the leaders of the Provincial Foreign Affairs Office. In this process, what can the local foreign affairs department provide for enterprises? service?
Huang Xiqiang (First Class Inspector of Foreign Affairs Office of the Province): Jiangsu is a large province in the construction industry. Since General Secretary Xi Jinping put forward the "Belt and Road" initiative, enterprises in the Jiangsu construction sector have seized this major opportunity in participating in international competition, and fully leveraged the advantages of Jiangsu's strong construction industry, good reputation, excellent technology, and ability to fight tough battles. This has enhanced the competitiveness of the international construction market and the international image of the "Jiangsu Construction" brand. In recent years, the construction industry of our province has taken the lead in the development process of "going global", and has done a lot of fruitful work in investment cooperation with relevant countries and regions. As a local foreign affairs department, the Provincial Foreign Affairs Office has very good foreign affairs channels and foreign affairs resources, such as: friendship between cities, mutual visits between local governments, exchanges in the humanities field, and consular protection, etc. Service. In addition to matchmaking for business investment and business, we also need to provide information about security protection for overseas enterprises and personnel in our province, improve their own security protection capabilities, and "go out happily and go home safely." This is our main job, thank you.
Wei Wei (Director of the Information Coordination Office of the Provincial Government Office): Thank you, Director Huang. If you have any other questions, you can also conduct a separate interview after the meeting, and the publishers can continue to answer your questions. Due to time, today ’s press conference is here. thank you all!