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Two berths in Chuanshan and Meishan port areas will be opened, and the annual container throughput will increase by 1 million TEUs

Ningbo Zhoushan Port has two more open berths! It is learned from the Ningbo Port Office that the No. 1 berth of the container terminal in the Chuanshan port area of Ningbo Zhoushan Port and the No. 8 container berth of the Meishan port area have recently been approved by the Ministry of Transport and the Provincial Port Office respectively for the temporary entry and exit of ships on international voyages.

Chuanshan port area and Meishan port area are the main port areas for container operations in Ningbo Zhoushan Port. Since 2017, the container throughput of Chuanshan Port has exceeded 10 million TEUs for five consecutive years, and Meishan Port has been the main growth point of Ningbo Zhoushan Port's container business. Last year, Chuanshan Port and Meishan Port completed a container throughput of 10.87 million TEUs and 6.68 million TEUs respectively, accounting for 35% and 21% of the annual container throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, respectively.

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Rural Festival for Chinese New Year held at Dayan Town

The first-day activities for the 5th Rural Festival for Chinese New Year were started on the morning of January 15 at Dayan Town of Fenghua District, attracting villagers and tourists with such activities as selling pork and goods from mountains, writing Spring Festival couplets and making glutinous Spring Festival cakes at the Spring Festival fairs. A large number of tourists enjoyed their tours to the villages surrounded by the strong festive atmosphere. Other celebration activities will be held on January 16, 22 and 23 respectively.

Drum Tower District will be "dressed up" soon

In order to further improve the quality of the historical and cultural blocks along the Drum Tower, starting from July this year, the block along the Drum Tower has undergone a comprehensive "dress up":the current repair, transformation and upgrading projects are underway.

It is learned that this renovation and upgrading has innovatively improved the cultural heritage and historical features of the historic sub-city through the integration of historical intangible cultural heritage, the full use of 3D lighting and digital intelligent technology.

The Drum Tower District takes on new look

On November 1st, I visited the block along the Drum Tower. The exterior walls of the antique pavilions have been newly painted, with vermilion as the main color, gold lacquered beams and painted buildings...The broken railings have been repaired, and the awnings of the stores along the street have been uniformly updated.

On the side wall of the pedestrian street shop, the artists are working on the floor wall painting. This is an immersive work of art combining sculpture and painting. The painting is about a historic cookie store and a historic pharmacy. There are many wall painting art landscapes like this.

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Jiangbei District Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Industrial Internet Platform Released

How to use 5G technology to empower the high-quality development of regional manufacturing? A few days ago, Jiangbei District Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Industrial Internet Platform and Full 5G Future Factory Achievement Release Conference was held. Industrial Internet digital service providers such as Jietron Technology, Keli Sensing, Alibaba Cloud, Huawei (Zhejiang) Internet of Things Cloud, etc., and Ecodi, Jintian Representatives of key manufacturing enterprises in Jiangbei District gathered together to discuss new achievements in the development of 5G+ industrial Internet and seek new trends in the development of digital economy in the new era.

The industrial Internet platform for small and medium enterprises in Jiangbei District was launched on the same day. The platform was jointly created by Ningbo Mobile, Ningbo Jiechuang Technology, and China Mobile (Shanghai) Industrial Research Institute. An important support for accelerating the digital transformation of regional manufacturing and promoting the high-quality development of Jiangbei's manufacturing industry. Through this platform, small and medium-sized enterprises can obtain various informatization-beneficial enterprise services, which can effectively improve the total factor productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises and accelerate the realization of digital transformation and upgrading.

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Growing enthusiasm in R&D drives the innovative development in Haishu

The economic indicators of Haishu District in the first three quarters were recently announced. According to that, this year marked the first three-quarter GDP of this district broke 100 million for the first time, with a year-on-year growth rate of 11.5%, leading the whole city. The investments in R&D for the district’s enterprises on the registry rose by 25.5% year-on-year, 2.56% of which were contributed by the industrial sector, ranking first in the city.

 Behind these figures is the strong willingness and abundant energy of Haishu enterprises to seek high-quality development by giving full play to scientific and technological innovation.

 Why are enterprises willing and equipped to invest in R&D? The entrepreneurs answered: "The fluctuating market environment and the trend of transformation and upgrading have pushed us to a juncture where we must change. And we are embolded to do so with the policy and financial support from the government and the resources from innovation platforms."

 The Three-Year Action Plan for Hard Science and Technology Innovation in Haishu District (2021-2023) was issued, the special policy for R&D investment, the special policy for technical cooperation between colleges and enterprises and the talent policy were formulated, the evaluation of R&D performance based on the indicators of the efficiency per mu and the allocation of resources was adopted, and the requirement for pre-vetting R&D investment indicators for industrial project sites was proposed ... The “tropical rainforest” model of enterprises innovation is gradually taking shape in this district, which continues to underpin the R&D investment of enterprises. In the first three quarters of this year, the region's financial science and technology spending grew by 258.5% year-on-year, and technology transactions reached 1.67 billion yuan, ranking the 3rd in the city in terms of completion rate.

 Thanks to this, the traditional industry strives to get rid of the “innovation bottleneck". This year, the textile and garment enterprise Boyang, together with Snow Wolf, started the procedure of declaring high-tech enterprises, and once successful, they will be able to obtain 10% income tax preference and enjoy 200% policy dividend of the additional deduction ratio. The action of leading enterprises, as well as tangible returns and gains, will inspire more SMEs to prioritize research and development, notably, textile and garment enterprises account for a third of R & D costs among 39 new enterprises in the first three quarters.

Thanks to this, the new industry has embraced a "second acceleration". Ningbo Tongchuang Strong Magnet Co., Ltd. and the National Magnetic Material Industry Measurement and Testing Center have jointly developed a high-performance NdFeB material for dysprosium-free automotive motors, and the establishment and application of large-scale 3D cultivation technology for stem cells by Sinosai Bio has made its way to the first batch of major science and technology research and leading projects in Ningbo in 2021. The Cui Bai Li innovation block, which is built on the major innovation platform, is also accelerating its construction and will be completed by the end of the year, catering to more high-capacity R&D talents and high-quality innovation projects.

“More enterprises have increased investment in research and development, joined the ranks of high-tech enterprises, the industrial chain, transformed from factor-driven to innovation-driven model, from the demographic dividend to engineer dividend iteration, is the general trend and the necessary path." The official of Haishu District Committee said, next, the district will actively follow the new round of scientific and technological revolution, industrial reform and consumption upgrading trend, pay more attention to the kinetic energy accumulation and long-term development, so as to accelerate innovative transformation, and constantly activate the endogenous vitality and create innovative development cradle as soon as possible

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