On August 10th, China Minmetals Vice-General Manager, MCC Group General Manager and MCC Party Committee Secretary Zhang Zhaoxiang and his delegation met Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Deputy Party Committee Secretary and Yinchuan Municipal Party Secretary Jiang Zhigang in Yinchuan, Ningxia. Both parties deeply exchanged suggestions and opinions on cooperation matters concerning urban infrastructure construction, comprehensive environment improvement and other major engineering projects.
Zhang Zhaoxiang introduced the MCC Group’s recent development situation to Jiang Zhigang, pointing out that after dealing with several significant historical problems, it now focuses on MCC’s main businesses and positively practices the strategic positioning of 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 hi-tech construction road in the long term’. From the perspective of operating revenue, profit and market feedback in recent years, the development situation is very good. As the world’s largest, strongest and most excellent metallurgical construction contractor and metallurgical enterprise operation service provider, MCC Group has contracted more than 90% of steel and iron projects in China, which accounts for more than 60% of the global metallurgical construction market; MCC Group also applies the advanced technologies and experience it has accumulated in the metallurgical engineering field to urban construction to positively serve urban infrastructure, traffic engineering, railway engineering, environmental engineering, large stadiums, civil architecture and new-type urbanization, comprehensive environment improvement and other distinctive areas. Particularly following the successful strategic reorganization of the two Fortune Global 500 enterprises the MCC Group and China Minmetals in 2016, with a total asset scale reaching more than RMB 800 billion and its scientific and technological innovation ranked fourth among central enterprises for five consecutive years, the new China Minmetals is one of only three central enterprises holding the full range of financial licenses nationwide, and its investment & financing and comprehensive resource allocation capacity have also been further strengthened. Zhang Zhaoxiang said that he hopes both parties will consolidate their existing cooperation relationship and deepen their mutual trust and cooperation on the basis of this new starting point in the development and new urban planning of Yinchuan. If the Yinchuan Municipal Party Committee and Government make demands and put forward requirements, the MCC Group will positively respond by promoting the economic and social development of Ningxia and Yinchuan with services of the highest quality.
Jiang Zhigang first gave a concrete introduction to the relevant conditions of Ningxia and Yinchuan, pointing out that its location in the Yellow River Economic Belt gives Ningxia all kinds of rich resources and the positive reputation of ‘Rich Ningxia on the Yellow River’. As an autonomous region for ethnic minorities, Ningxia is a region in which the Hui and Han nationalities come together and an internationalized cooperation platform directly connected with the Middle East. As such, the provincial capital city of Yinchuan has advantageous conditions, and its population and economic aggregates occupy very large proportions in the whole region. Located on a node of the Silk Road, Yinchuan corresponds with the national strategic layout of ‘the Belt and Road’. To carry out the requirements put forward by General Secretary Xi Jinping while inspecting Ningxia in 2016, Yinchuan has put forward the urban development concepts of ‘green, high-end, harmonious and livable’, with rich connotations and the goal of creating a brilliant future. The whole city and environment will see significant changes, and the urban advantages and strategic positioning of Yinchuan will be further promoted. The main work of the current Yinchuan Municipal Party Committee and Government includes effectively implementing urban construction and environmental improvement, fully establishing a resource platform, ‘going global’ after gathering all of Yinchuan’s many kinds of resources and positively exploring the markets of the Middle East and Central Asia. Jiang Zhigang mentioned that with its huge business coverage, the MCC Group is very competitive and possesses great strength in reputation, capital, technologies, talents and other aspects. It has made important contributions to the economic and social development of Yinchuan, and its strength has become more powerful following its strategic reorganization with China Minmetals. Yinchuan enthusiastically welcomes the MCC Group to become positively integrated into the development of the region. Both parties have many projects that can be jointly connected under the new development requirements of Yinchuan. Finally, he hopes that both parties will enjoy enhanced cooperation so as to realize the MCC Group’s development and boost the grand economic and social development of Yinchuan.
The meeting was attended by Yinchuan CPPCC Chairman and Yinchuan Binhe New District Management Committee Director Ma Kai, Yinchuan Deputy Party Committee Secretary and Secretary General Zhou Yunfeng, Deputy Mayor Xu Qing, Yinchuan Ethnic Affairs Commission Director Ma Zanxiong, Yinchuan Housing and Urban-Rural Construction Bureau Director Liu Peng, Yinchuan Planning and Management Bureau Director Shen Aihong, MCC Group and MCC Assistant General Manager (President) and MCC Group’s Domestic Market Development Department Director Zeng Jianzhong, MCC Group’s Investment and Management Department Director Yang Kui, MCCCE Party Committee Secretary and President Yao Jinchuan, MCC Huatian Party Committee Secretary and President Kang Chengye and others.
During his time in Ningxia, Zhang Zhaoxiang and his delegation also paid a special field research visit to MCCCE’s Yinchuan Binhe New District Changhe Avenue Underground Pipe Gallery Project and Yinchuan Municipal Party Committee Party School Removal Project, where he spoke highly of the standard management and construction effects in the safe and civilized conditions of the projects. At a forum of MCCCE’s Ningxia Company, Zhang Zhaoxiang fully affirmed MCCCE’s decision to pursue the strategic positioning of ‘Knowing about Yinchuan, serving Yinchuan, becoming integrated in Yinchuan and taking root in Yinchuan’. During the last three years or more, MCCCE has opened up the market situation and achieved outstanding performance in Binhe New District in such major works as pipe galleries and other construction projects. He pointed out that doing business means becoming integrated in the local place, laying a solid foundation and creating conditions for the enterprise’s future continuous development in the local place. He then put forward two requirements for MCCCE’s follow-up development in Ningxia: first, it is necessary to integrate all kinds of resources, develop high-end and large-scale projects, and realize continuous development; and second, it is necessary to advance with the times. At present, Ningxia and Yinchuan already stand at a new starting point in development. It is necessary to seize the opportunity and take the initiative to positively adapt to and serve the Party Committee and Government’s new social and economic development designs and requirements.