A group of businessmen from Taiwan visited Dehong during Water Splashing Festival and some of them, aiming at the advantages owned by Dehong as an opening-up frontier, decided to put large investments in production of electrical equipment and beer at port areas of Longchuan. In recent years, such kind of examples are not uncommon in Dehong
In the first quarter of 2014, 237 domestic cooperation projects, with their total agreement investment achieving 93.309 billion yuan, were implemented by Dehong. Meanwhile, the operating revenue and output value of enterprises with external investments reached 492 million and 1.036 billion yuan respectively. It is no doubt that inviting investments has been playing an important role in advancing local economy. Therefore, unremitting efforts to draw more investments should be made. In 2013, 43 investment projects were signed by Dehong, with the total agreement investment reaching 43.5 billion yuan, and 298 domestic cooperation projects were implemented, including 80 projects whose single investment over one hundred million yuan and 152 projects whose singe investment over five million yuan.
Since last year, Dehong has been actively strengthening cooperation with the other provinces as well as foreign countries, and sending delegations to invite investments. For instance, delegations had been sent to Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Chongqing and so on to attract investments, take part in the promotion of Yunnan industrial projects, participate in big Chinese enterprises summit, carry out economic and trade communications, etc, which has further improved the popularity of Dehong as well as its ability to draw investments. Centering around some key sectors such as cultural tourism, characteristic agriculture, modern service industry, import & export processing industry and so on, Dehong has defined its direction clearly when inviting investments.
In 2013, Dehong staged series of influential, practical and impressive promotion activities to invite investments: In April, a special investment invitation focusing on jewelry industry, mining industry and tourism culture was held in Luoyang; in May, a special investment invitation centering around fine processing of dendrobe and the assembling of household electrical appliances was held in Shenzhen and Pingzhou; and in July, a special investment invitation aiming at textiles, beddings, and garments was held in Jiangsu, Anhui, and Fujian…Now, Dehong is paying close attention to the investment trends in developed areas and the cooperation with big enterprises, in a bid to invite theses enterprises to set up production base, research center, branch and procurement center in Dehong. In the meantime, industrial zones will also fully play its role as a platform in institutional innovation, technological advancement, industrial aggregation and so on. High priority will be given to leading enterprises and enterprises with advanced technology for their settlement in industrial zones, which will be beneficial for the development of industrial zones into industrial aggregation areas as well as a growth pole of local economic advancement.