On March 1st, MCC General Manager & Party Committee Secretary Zhang Zhaoxiang met Luzhou Municipal Committee Secretary Jiang Fuyi and his delegation at the MCC Headquarters in Beijing. They discussed strengthening cooperation in such fields as urban infrastructure construction, rail transit and underground integrated pipe galleries, and witnessed the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement between MCC Rail Transit Co., Ltd. and the Luzhou Municipal People's Government.
Zhang Zhaoxiang welcomed Jiang Fuyi and his delegation and gave a brief introduction of the basic information of MCC, pointing out that as the world's largest and strongest metallurgical engineering construction contractor and metallurgical enterprise operation service provider, the MCC Group ranks 290th among the world’s top 500 companies. In 2016, the two world top 500 companies China Minmetals and the MCC Group carried out a strategic recombination, realizing powerful strength with an asset size of RMB 1.55 trillion including financial management assets of RMB 800 billion. In recent years, the MCC Group has been actively practicing the strategic positioning of being the ‘national team of metallurgical construction, the main force of infrastructure construction and the pacesetter of emerging industries, insisting on taking the road of high-tech construction in the long term', and exploring non-metallurgical markets while retaining its traditional metallurgical markets. It has developed such main businesses and advantageous fields as urban infrastructure, rail transit, high-end housing construction, underground integrated pipe galleries, sponge city, beautiful village and smart city technology, the healthcare industry and theme parks, completing many major projects at home and abroad. In addition, MCC has strong research & development and technological innovative ability, and more than 18,000 valid patents, ranking fourth among central enterprises.
Zhang Zhaoxiang then demonstrated how MCC pays close attention to the market development of Sichuan Province. A number of MCC's subsidiaries including MCC5, MCC19 and MCCCE have projects in Luzhou and maintain a good partnership with the Luzhou Government. He thanked Luzhou City for its long-term support and assistance, and said that MCC is willing to make further use of its advantages in design, construction, scientific research, operation, funds and so on to make more contributions to the economic and social development of Luzhou City.
Jiang Fuyi briefly introduced the basic information of Luzhou City, pointing out that it is located at the junction of the four provinces of Sichuan, Chongqing, Yunnan and Guizhou, making it an important economic and transportation hub city in the upstream areas of the Yangtze River Economic Zone. In 2016, the GDP speed increase of Luzhou City ranked 1st in Sichuan, and its public fiscal revenue and fixed-asset investment ranked 2nd in the province. Luzhou is currently in the key period of ‘winning the battle of building overall well-being and a regional center’, and its financial ecology is in a favourable and flourishing period. At present, numerous nationwide pilot projects have been placed in Luzhou including pilots of industrial transformation and upgrading, national new-type urbanization, modern agriculture demonstration zones, land reform pilots and the Pilot Free Trade Zone Lingang Area in Southern Sichuan. Jiang Fuyi extended great thanks to MCC for its participation in the construction and development of Luzhou. He said that the subsidiaries of MCC command good public praise and strong strength and power, making it a ‘steel army’ worthy of the name. In the future, Luzhou City will further carry out deep cooperation in fields including emerging industries, and welcome MCC to make a field visit to Luzhou.
The meeting was attended by such relevant Luzhou Municipal Government personnel as Liu Qiang, Li Feng, He Jie, Zhang Lixin, Cao Tianlin and Lan Chuan hai, as well as MCC leader Zhang Mengxing and other personnel including Geng Yansheng, Leng Tiesong, Zeng Gang and Jiang Baoren.