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Anhui Sets GDP Growth Target at 7.5-8.0% in 2019: Gov't Work Report

source:www.cnanhui.org release date:2019/01/16 hits:92

Governor Li Guoying delivered the annual government work report to the 2nd session of the 13th Anhui Provincial People’s Congress on Monday. The report reflects on Anhui’s progress in the past year and sets priorities and targets for 2019.

Economic growth

Anhui’s gross domestic product (GDP) reached 2.97 trillion yuan (US$438.90 billion) in 2018, representing a year-on-year increase of over 8.0 percent.

The province’s fiscal revenue stood at 536.3 billion yuan, up 10.4 percent year-on-year.

Its fixed-asset investment rose more than 11.5 percent last year.

The province posted an 11.5 percent year-on-year rise in retail sales of consumer goods, and a 17 percent increase in foreign trade value.

Value-added output of industrial firms with an annual revenue of more than 20 million yuan climbed 9.2 percent year-on-year. Corporate profits increased 15 percent.

The report sets the economic growth target at 7.5-8.0 percent for 2019.

Poverty alleviation

Anhui achieved its annual anti-poverty target in 2018 by lifting 18 counties and 725 villages with a population of 726,000 out of poverty.

The poverty rate in the province declined to 0.93 percent from 2.22 percent a year earlier.

The province aims to lift 9 counties and 64 villages with a population of 400,000 out of poverty in 2019.

Infrastructure

2,545 projects each worth more than 100 million yuan kicked off in 2018, while 1,518 ones were completed.

The province pushed ahead with a number of water conservancy project, rail projects, expressway projects and rural highway projects.

In 2019, construction will start on a high-speed railroad from Hefei to Xinyi as well as Chaohu-Ma’anshan and Huaibei-Suzhou-Bengbu intercity railways.

The Chizhou Yangtze River Bridge will be completed.

The targets for infrastructure also include full coverage of access to fiber optic broadband networks in urban areas.

Livelihood

Rural residents’ disposable income per capita rose 9.6 percent to 13,983 yuan in 2018, indicating a narrowing gap between local farmers’ living standards and the national average.

Urban residents’ disposable income per capita reached 34,393 yuan. That represented a year-on-year increase of 8.7 percent, higher than the national average.

The report sets the rural income growth target at around 9 percent, while the target for the urban income growth is the same with the province’s economic growth.

Manufacturing and digital economy

The intelligent speech industrial zone in Hefei was included among the country’s three pilot areas to develop advanced manufacturing clusters.

The “Digital Jianghuai” Center, a data-sharing hub for Anhui province, opened last year.

The province saw an over 30 percent increase in investment in technological upgrading.

Online sales of rural products exceeded 40 billion yuan, up 50 percent.

Integrated development of Yangtze River Delta

Two "dead-end highways" in the Yangtze River Delta region became unblocked in 2018. Meanwhile, construction on anther four were started.

Hefei, Wuhu and Xuancheng became members of G60 Science and Technology Innovation Valley.