Mr. Wang Chao, Vice Minister of Commerce, and Mr. Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting, Malaysian Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China and Chairman of the Malaysia-China Business Council, presided over the first meeting of the Cooperation Council for the China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park in Beijing on November 26. Mr. Lan Tianli, Vice-Chairman of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region People's Government, was present at the meeting.
Wang Chao said that China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park is a cooperation project between the governments of China and Malaysia, the two sides reached consensus on jointly building up the park on April 28, 2011, the two governments have attached great importance and pushed forward on it, and the park has now entered the stage of substantial development under the joint efforts of both sides, and positive progress has been made.
Mr. Wang said that it is necessary to make full use of the industrial and geographical advantage of China and Malaysia to develop the China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park, sticking to the scientific planning of industries, pushing forward to develop the park toward the style of cluster with distinct characteristics, and taking the vantage place in global industrial chains. Sticking to coordinated planning, speeding up infrastructure construction of the park and supporting facilities, improving functions of the park, and enhancing the carrying capacity and services of the park. Sticking to the concept of eco-environmental protection, strengthening resource conservation and environmental protection, vigorously developing the circular economy, promoting intensive and economical use of land, so as to achieve green development. Sticking to the institutional innovation, enhancing public services and competitiveness in global market, and fostering a favorable environment for the development of enterprises. 2012 marks the signing of the 10th anniversary of "China - ASEAN Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement", and it is necessary to give full play to the role of the park in promoting economic and trade cooperation between China and Malaysia and between China and ASEAN.
Mr. Wang pointed out that China and Malaysia’s co-construction of China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park (QIP for short) is the right decision of the two governments from a long-term point of view, which is in conformity with the common interests of both sides, and is the earnest hope of leaders of the two sides. It is hoped that China and Malaysia can join efforts, further enhance level of bilateral investment and trade facilitation, promote enterprises of the two sides to carry out cooperation and exchange activities, support major scientific & technological and industrial projects in accordance with the park planning to settle in the QIP, encourage powerful enterprises to invest in the QIP, and give special support in the park planning and industrial guidance, so as to realize the sound and rapid development of the QIP.
Mr. Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting said that the QIP is a national-level cooperation project proposed and concerned by leaders of the countries. From the proposal to the implementation, the whole process is deeply concerned by all. Not only enterprises and peoples of the countries, but also the whole ASEAN region all considered the cooperation as a great event. The QIP will become the new platform and new model of China-ASEAN cooperation. The cooperation council should fully support the development planning of the QIP, and ensure the QIP to make the biggest success.
Lan Tianli said that, Guangxi attaches great importance to the development and construction of the QIP, and will gather efforts of the whole Autonomous Region to promote the development of the QIP. In the next step, Guangxi will set up the administrative and development entities for the QIP as soon as possible, and put infrastructure construction as the most important task for this period, pay attention to attracting investment, give support to competitive emerging industries, foster advantageous industries and promote the clustering development of industries.
The meeting listened to briefing on structure of the cooperation council and preliminary work planning of the QIP and the report about development and construction process and development of the next step for the QIP. About 50 representatives from governments, related organizations and enterprises from China and Malaysia attended the meeting.