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IEEPA Held Cooperative Meeting with Gansu Provincial Government

On January 18, 2014, International Ecological Economy Promotion Association(IEEPA) held a high-level energy conservation & environmental protection industries promotion meeting in central and western regions in Lanzhou city, Gansu province.

The delegation members of IEEPA Consultative Council who attended and spoke in the meeting include Jiang Minglin, counselor of the State Council, former vice director of the Councilor Office of the State Council£¬Wang Yuqing, vice director of CPPCC Committee of Population, Resources and Environment, Wei Jianguo, vice chairman of China Center for International Economic Exchanges, former Vice Minister of Commerce, Hou Yunchun, vice director of Development Research Center of the State Council, Ma Shengrong, former vice president of Xinhua News Agency. Besides, Wu Shumin, director of International Exchange Center of International Department of Central committee CPC, Ni Xiaojing, counselor of Department of European Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Peng Jianguo, deputy director of Research Department, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, Huo Enquan, Deputy Director of NDRC's International Cooperation Center, also attended and delivered speeches there. Other main attendees include delegates from UNIDO in China, Embassy of Spain, Korea Environmnet Corp., Asian Development Bank, China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd., Korea Daegu Technopark, Tunghsu Group, Hebei Aobo Group and so on. IEEPA secretary general Jon Li hosted the meeting.

Counselor Jiang Minglin pointed out: The priority for developing energy conservation and environmental protection undertakings is to mobilize the inner power of enterprises and public institutions, strengthen production, study and research cooperation, and international cooperation, and attach importance to advantageous enterprises to develop in Gansu province. On the one hand, the companies may take advantage of their advanced technologies and equipments; on the other hand, they should consider local conditions for full optimization and absorption; at the same time, government should play its role in policy guidance, market surveillance, reducing administrative intervention, exerting market mechanism, creating legal environment for competition on an equal footing, accelerating economic readjustment, establishing new highlight of West China Development.

Vice minister Wang Yuqing indicated that: Gansu province is facing heavy task of both economic development mission and environmental protection. However, What is worth affirmative is Gansu has made great progress in recent years, air quality there has improved quite a lot in such an underdevelopment region. As for energy conservation and environmental protection undertakings, economic environment will play an important role, and governmental support and help are the power source of the industry development based on technical innovation.

Ma Shengrong proposed that: Gansu provincial government should play a positive role in supporting energy conservation and environmental-protection platform construction, promoting the exchange and cooperation between companies and governments, companies and companies, enhancing the information dissemination, attracting the attention of international and national level in the regard of its development potential and market space.

Wu Shumin expressed that: Mid-west regions may make some choices while carrying on industry transfer from coastal areas, and consider some encouraging and supportive measures for some good projects, attach importance to the construction of company-based pilot areas, motivate the public and society to participate the construction of energy conservation and environmental protection.

Counselor Ni Xiaojing expressed that: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given strong support to the opening up in mid-west regions, including "bringing-in" and "going-out". In the wake of developing energy conservation and environmental protection undertakings, Gansu province may carry out multi-level cooperation with other developed areas from both China and abroad.

Mr. Wei Jianguo made a summary for the meeting: The cooperative meeting held by IEEPA in Gansu province with the attendance of high-level professionals, experts and entrepreneurs from home and abroad is a timely and effective one for implementing the spirit of the third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and rules of the State Council, and for the pragmatic cooperation in energy conservation and environmental protection fields in mid-west regions. The meeting not only offered proposal for Gansu provincial government, but brought opportunity for companies' development. He hoped the government may establish better cooperation with companies in the future development, lay a solid foundation and sample for the regional and national industry development, and offer rich study and exchange experience.

The main local speakers include Hao Yuan, vice governor of Gansu Provincial People's Government, Liu Zhaohua, vice director of Gansu Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Zhang Bo, chief engineer of Gansu Environmental Protection Department, Yang Qifeng, vice director of Gansu Provincial Department of Agriculture, and Yang Xiuwei, assistant mayor of Lanzhou Municipal People's Government. Other local leaders include Hu Songtao, chief engineer of Gansu Provincial Department of Housing and Urban and Rural Construction, Zhao Bindong, vice director of Gansu Provincial Economic Cooperation Bureau, Sun Zhouqin, vice chairman of Gansu Provincial Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Li Shengli, vice director of management committee of Lanzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, Sun Jianing, researcher of Management Committee of Lanzhou New and High-Tech Area. The main local companies include Lanpec Technologies Limited, Lanzhou Electric Corporation, Golden Bridge Water Technology Group, Tianhua Institute of Chemical Machinery and Automation and so on.

Vice governor Hao Yuan indicated that: the meeting in Gansu province was very significant in promoting energy-saving and environmental protection industries, quickening economic development transformation in Gansu and even China as a whole.

Besides, I was convinced that the meeting would surely make fruitful achievement through widespread exchange and discussion of experts and scholars present here, and play a major role in increasing energy-savi

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