On March 19th, MCC Group & MCC Party Committee Deputy Secretary and MCC President Zhang Mengxing visited Hebei Provincial Party Committee Standing Committee Member & Deputy Provincial Governor and Xiong’an New District Party Work Committee Secretary & Management Committee Director Chen Gang. Both sides conducted a deep exchange on the MCC Group’s positive participation in the development and construction of Xiong’an New District.
Zhang Mengxing first conveyed the greetings of China Minmetals General Manager & Party Group Deputy Secretary and MCC Group President & Party Committee Secretary Guo Wenqing to Chen Gang. He then briefly introduced the MCC Group’s basic situation and development course, pointing out that on December 8th, 2015, the two Fortune Global 500 companies China Minmetals and the MCC Group implemented a strategic reorganization. Subsequently, China Minmetals is the only government capital investment company in China’s metal mineral field at present, with a managed asset scale of RMB 1.68 trillion. It is one of only three central enterprises to hold the full range of financial licenses, giving it strong resource allocation and investment and financing capacity. At present, the MCC Group is devoted to being the ‘national team of metallurgical construction, the main force of capital construction and the pacesetter of emerging industries, insisting on taking the road of high-tech and high-quality development in the long term’.
Zhang Mengxing said that the development and construction of Xiong’an New District is ‘a great plan for a thousand years and a national affair’. The MCC Group pays close attention and will focus all its advantageous resources to providing strong support for the development and construction of Xiong’an New District. Meanwhile, it will give full play to its own ‘one-station’ service advantages in the urban construction field and positively work on the construction of fabricated buildings, infrastructure, water environment treatment, nursery gardens and other fields in Xiong’an. He hopes to forge the most advanced scientific and technological green building industry base in the world, forge technologically intelligent and globally leading infrastructure models in underground space, especially in the underground comprehensive pipe gallery field, set a new model for the development of the ecological water treatment industry in Xiong’an New District and jointly invest in building a large-scale nursery garden base with the China Jilin Forest Industry Group to serve the green ecological treatment of Xiong’an New District and its surrounding areas. The MCC Group will provide strong support in capital, talents and other aspects for the construction demands of Xiong’an New District, and make contributions with high quality development.
Director Chen Gang first thanked President Zhang Mengxing and his delegation for attending this meeting with Xiong’an New District. He then pointed out that the meeting fully embodies the MCC Group’s determination to support the construction and development of Xiong’an New District with practical actions, while also fully embodying MCC’s emphasis on politics and firm establishment of the ‘four consciousnesses’ as a central enterprise.
Chen Gang said that Xiong’an New District is a historical project which was personally planned, promoted and deployed by the General Secretary, and a significant and historic arrangement for the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. The construction and development of Xiong’an New District is a requirement for the new era. Just as we forged ‘Shenzhen Speed’ in the initial stages of reform and opening-up, we now forge ‘Xiong’an Quality’, which should be embodied in every step of the construction and development of Xiong’an New District. This is a requirement with very high standards which can only be realized step by step through struggling and making great efforts.
Chen Gang agreed with the four cooperation fields put forward by the MCC Group. He then pointed out that MCC has a team of expert academicians and a state-level scientific research platform in the fabricated building field, and building a scientific and technological green fabricated building industry base highly corresponds with the scientific and technological innovation and development demands of the current construction of Xiong’an New District. The green fabricated building model is among the building models most vigorously advocated by the country. This model will be adopted for most newly built buildings in Xiong’an in the future. The market demand is huge and both sides have a good cooperation foundation. With the requirement of ‘forging a green benchmark city in the world’ and relying on the green fabricated building model, Xiong’an New District will form an urban base characterized by toughness, growth and continuous construction, formulate a series of green fabricated building standards based on Xiong’an and create a green, intelligent and duplicable ‘Xiong’an Mode’ in urban construction.
In the future, Xiong’an New District will be forged into a digital city. In its urban construction, a large number of BIM, GIS and other information technologies shall be adopted from the first pile foundation so as to lay a good foundation for Xiong’an to forge all-digital construction, planning, management and services, and drive the future development of the digital economy. A high starting point and high standards should be also insisted upon in the pipe gallery construction of Xiong’an New District, economic and sufficient functions should be considered, and infrastructure and logistics should be fully combined, thereby realizing comprehensive intelligent and digital management.
Chen Gang added that one very important element for Xiong’an New District in site selection was the neighboring Baiyang Lake, which will become a bright scenic spot of Xiong’an. However, limited by factors in all aspects, a large amount of work must be done for the ecological environment treatment of Baiyang Lake and its drainage basin. General Secretary Xi once said that we cannot ‘make the lake retreat from urban construction’, meaning that Baiyang Lake cannot be polluted for the construction of Xiong’an but ‘win-win results must be realized for both the city and the lake’. MCC can give full play to its advantages in water environment treatment and take part in the watercourse and lake treatment of Baiyang Lake.
Meanwhile, large-scale forest planting and ecological environment treatment was started in Xiong’an New District when there was no large-scale development and construction, and this is also required innovation content for Xiong’an New District. The MCC Group is welcome to build a nursery garden base and positively take part in the ecological treatment work of Xiong’an New District.
China Xiong’an Construction Investment Group Party Committee Deputy Secretary and General Manager Liu Chuncheng affirmed the MCC Group’s capacity in the urban construction field, welcomed MCC to take part in the construction of Xiong’an New District and suggested that MCC and the China Xiong’an Construction Investment Group should strengthen their connections and cooperate closely in the next step.
The meeting was attended by Hebei Provincial Party Committee & Provincial Government Xiong’an New District Work Office Deputy Director and Hebei Xiong’an New District Management Committee Party Political Office Director Wang Jiping, MCC Group & MCC Party Committee Standing Member and MCC Vice-President Qu Yang, MCC Group and MCC Assistant General Manager (President) Zeng Jianzhong, Central Research Institute of Building and Construction Co., Ltd. President Yue Qingrui and relevant MCC department principals Jin Dewei, Gao Ling and others.