The Ministry of Science and Technology released the development plan for the G60 Science and Innovation Corridor in the Yangtze River Delta on its official website on April 1.
The program includes nine cities and districts along the national expressway G60 and Shanghai-Suzhou-Huzhou and Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzhou high-speed railways, covering a total area of 76,200 square kilometers.
The plan includes two clear goals. By 2022, it should become a domestic leading hub of advanced manufacturing and strategic emerging industry clusters, with an annual increase of 100 new listed companies, about 3,000 new high-tech enterprises, and 200,000 professionals. Then by 2025, it’s hoped to host a number of world-class manufacturing industry clusters, and a key source of innovation in China.
The plan also defines the strategic positioning of the corridor as an advanced platform of facilitating move from "Made in China" to "Created in China," a pilot hub driven by both S&T and institutional innovation, and a pioneering site for the integrated development of industries and cities.