Beijing-Hebei Caofeidian Coordinated Development Demonstration Zone (“Demonstration Zone”) is the only provincial cross-regional platform in China jointly built by the Party committees and governments of Beijing City and Hebei Province in 2014 to thoroughly implement the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Coordinated Development Strategy personally planned and promoted by General Secretary Xi Jinping. It is an emerging coastal growth pole built by Hebei Province during the period of the 13th and 14th Five-year Plans, and the core bearing zone of the strategic layout of “one port and two cities” in Tangshan. Highly integrated with Caofeidian District of Tangshan City, the Demonstration Zone has unique advantages in traffic location, port resources and free trade zone policies.
On July 31st, 2014, Beijing City and Hebei Province signed the Framework Agreement on Jointly Building the Caofeidian Coordinated Development Demonstration Zone, which clearly states that “Shougang and related parties will jointly set up the Beijing (Caofeidian) Modern Industrial Development Experimental Zone Development and Construction Investment Company and Eco-City Development and Construction Investment Company to coordinate the development and construction work”.
On January 29th, 2015, Shougang Group Co., Ltd. (representing enterprises in Beijing City with 67% of the shares) and Tangshan Caofeidian Development and Investment Group Co., Ltd. (representing enterprises in Hebei Province with 33% of the shares) jointly funded and established Beijing-Hebei Caofeidian Coordinated Development Demonstration Zone Construction Investment Co., Ltd. (“Caofeidian Construction Investment Company”). As the development and construction subject designated by Hebei Province and Beijing City in the Demonstration Zone, it undertakes the important mission of the construction of the experimental zone.
In order to quickly implement the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Coordinated Development Strategy, on August 20th, 2015, the Caofeidian Construction Investment Company, Tangshan Municipal People’s Government and Caofeidian District Government jointly signed the Framework Agreement on the Cooperative Development of the Caofeidian Pilot Zone and Experimental Zone and its Supplementary Agreement, marking that the construction of the Demonstration Zone had transitioned from top-level design to the concrete implementation stage.
After continuous implementation, the Coordinated Development Strategy has achieved preliminary results. According to the actual needs, the Beijing-Hebei Caofeidian Construction Investment Company has successively completed 1,891,400 m2 of land solidification and consolidation in the industry pilot zone, and the engineering construction of 10.67 km of municipal roads, meeting the landing needs of enterprises and reaching the conditions of “nine connections and one leveling”. A total of 4.6 km2 of site leveling has been completed and roads have been built and rivers treated in the industry-city integration pilot zone, laying the foundation for the comprehensively commencement of demonstration zone construction.
Promoting the integration of industry and city, and cooperating with the government to attract investment. The Caofeidian Construction Investment Company strengthens the operation mode of “Demonstration Zone Management Committee + Construction Investment Company”; unblocks the information sharing and feedback mechanism; actively participates in various special activities such as industry relief matchmaking meetings for coordinated development, industry promotion meetings of demonstration zones in Beijing City and Hebei Province, and cooperation between medical treatment and education; and cooperates with the government on organizing automobile, medicine, aviation, energy-saving building materials and other industries in Beijing City to visit and investigate Caofeidian. In recent years, 118 industrial projects have been signed for investment promotion in cooperation with the Demonstration Zone Management Committee and government, among which a number of industrial projects such as Beijing BBMG, Beijing B&W Boiler and Shougang Oxygen Plant have been signed, commenced or put into production successively. Focusing on the industrial layout of steel and equipment manufacturing in Caofeidian, the Caofeidian Construction Investment Company focuses on connecting the upstream and downstream industrial chains of Shougang Jingtang, accelerating the promotion of interested enterprises to settle in Caofeidian, actively serving and promoting industry-industry integration and industry-city integration projects such as the Sunrise Group’s Caofeidian Wheel Manufacturing and Production Base, and contributing to the high-quality development of Caofeidian Park.
Accelerating the improvement of its public service level and sharing high-quality educational resources. In December, 2016, it signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Beijing Jingshan School. The school has a total of 60 teaching classes which can accommodate 3,000 teachers and students, enabling the children of employees and transferred enterprises to enjoy the best educational resources in Beijing. It has independently developed and built the first zero-energy passive kindergarten in China, and introduced the kindergarten of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to enter Caofeidian New City to meet the needs of people undergoing industrial transfer for high-quality early childhood education. It built the first Shoutang entrepreneurial project of ultra-low energy consumption passive homes covering 150,000 m2, which was rated as a Science and Technology Demonstration Project by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in 2017. In 2018, it successively won many honors such as “Passive Ultra-low Energy Consumption Green Building Demonstration and Promotion Base (Cold Regions)” and “Tangshan Garden Demonstration Community”. These achievements reflect its leading role in demonstrating the construction of green ecological livable cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and even the whole country, and are in line with the national strategic goals of peak carbon emissions and carbon neutrality.
Focusing on urban development and planning the construction of Shougang Living Base. The Shougang Living Base Project is a concrete measure of the Beijing-Hebei Caofeidian Construction Investment Company to promote the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and assist the high-quality development of Caofeidian Park. It provides high-quality living facilities for the employees of Shougang and relocated enterprises by continuously optimizing the design and reducing costs; promotes the industrial development and population gathering of Caofeidian New City; and forms a demonstration zone for industry-city integration which is livable and suitable for the industry, thereby realizing a leading and demonstrative role. At the end of 2020, it acquired three plots of land in Plot No. 1 with a total area of 191.22 mu. On June 29th, 2021, the commencement ceremony of Shougang Living Base was held. The construction of the project is being actively promoted.
Introducing social investors to cooperate on developing commercial complex projects in order to build regional coordinated development. It has signed cooperation framework agreements with “People’s Sports” planners and social investors; reached deep cooperation intentions on commercial complex projects; commenced the construction of the first large-scale commercial complex in Caofeidian New City; optimized traditional business models; improved the quality of public space; created a model of high-quality landmark buildings; and gradually formed a demonstration zone for the integration of sports, medicine, health and tourism in Caofeidian New City with the help of the brand effect. This will provide important support for population gathering in Caofeidian New City and the integration and development of industry and city. At present, the bidding announcement for the whole planning consultation and scheme design of the commercial plots has been issued, and it is expected that the project will be commenced in June 2022.
Beijing-Hebei Caofeidian Collaborative Development Demonstration Zone Construction Investment Co., Lmore