With a total investment of 258 billion yuan (39.77 billion), 83 projects in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, broke ground on Feb 8. The projects make up the city's whole first-quarter development plan.
The groundbreaking ceremony was mainly held at Xi'an International Trade and Logistics Park.
The 83 projects included 33 innovation-driven and advanced manufacturing projects, 12 modern service industry projects and 38 projects related to environmental protection, urban construction infrastructure and people's livelihoods.
Chang'an Academy is across the Bahe River from Xi'an Olympic Sports Center. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's WeChat public account]
After these projects are completed, they are expected to achieve an annual output value of more than 80 billion yuan, increase tax revenue by more than 5 billion yuan, and provide more than 100,000 jobs.
In 2021, Xi'an will lead high-quality development with high-quality projects and promote the construction of key projects to achieve new breakthroughs.
The city will complete 740 municipal-level key projects throughout the year, with a total investment of 1.38 trillion yuan. It is expected to support the annual growth of fixed-asset investment by more than 10 percent.