Ideas pooled to bolster manufacturing strength

Writer: Zhang Yu  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-02-16

Many lawmakers and political advisers at the annual meetings of the city’s legislature and the city’s political advisory body gave suggestions on helping Shenzhen gain more manufacturing might and becoming a globally important advanced manufacturing center, Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported.

“The manufacturing industry in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) still faces some challenges in its development, and a certain gap remains in terms of building an advanced manufacturing base with international competitiveness,” Han Jinlong, a municipal political adviser, was quoted as saying in a group discussion.

Han called for efforts to establish and improve the coordination mechanism for the development of the manufacturing industry in the GBA as soon as possible, while supporting the industry’s investment and financing, product development, market promotion and building a modern manufacturing industry system driven by innovation.

Huang Yuanhao, a deputy to the city’s legislature, also noted the gap in manufacturing between Shenzhen and the world’s leading manufacturing countries in terms of intelligent upgrading.

He put forward relevant suggestions from the field of machine vision, hoping that the city government can take the initiative to make breakthroughs in core and key technologies by launching some key projects and supporting industrial enterprises in various fields to carry out equipment upgrading and technological transformation.

In this year’s city government work report, it is proposed that Shenzhen will build high-standard advanced manufacturing parks and increase 20 million square meters of low-cost, high-quality and customized factory buildings.

According to deputy Yuan Qing, for the biopharmaceutical industry, if in line with relevant management norms, in principle, it is difficult for many enterprises to build multiple workshops in a single building.

It is hoped that different government agencies can coordinate to solve this problem, which is not only conducive to utilizing land resources more efficiently, but also promoting industrial chain cooperation.

Political adviser Huang Tengxin took the furniture industry as an example.

He suggested building an industrial park near the city for local furniture manufacturers’ production workshops, warehouses and other departments that require a large area of land, so that they can keep their headquarters in Shenzhen and solve land and labor problems they are coping with.

Deputy Guo Wanda suggested that it is imperative to cultivate high-level skilled workers for the high-quality growth of the city’s manufacturing industry.

He believed that Shenzhen should work to build a long-term, stable and favorable employment and service environment for skilled workers.

Deputy He Caimei said that the development of the manufacturing industry needs to be supported by industrial stability and a high-quality business environment. She deemed it necessary to ensure the stable development of local enterprises and at the same time, attract foreign investment and introduce quality enterprises.

The cultivation and introduction of high-level skilled workers as well as innovative and creative talents is also crucial to the development of the manufacturing industry, according to deputy Liang Minhua.

Liang suggested that Bao’an District, as an industrial powerhouse in the city, should strengthen the planning of vocational education schools.