The city of Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, held a series of events on July 1 to mark the signing, completion, and commencement of key projects, with the purpose of assessing the progress of project construction in the first half of the year.
Xi'an Olympic Sport Center is one of the projects that complete construction in the first half of the year. [Photo/xa.gov.cn]
A total of 453 key city-level projects saw an investment of 179.55 billion yuan ($25.6 billion) in the first half of the year, accounting for 64 percent of the annual plan.
During the period, 35 projects with an investment of 50.07 billion yuan started construction, and 45 projects with an investment of 46.05 billion yuan completed construction.
With a total investment of 45 billion yuan, 18 projects were signed on the day, covering six fields including industry, service industry, cultural tourism, urban construction and infrastructure, environmental protection and people's livelihoods.
These included seven smart manufacturing projects, six leading technology projects, and five modern service projects.
Since the start of this year, despite the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, Xi'an has signed 204 projects with a total investment of 322.7 billion yuan, of which 23 were invested in by Global Fortune 500 companies, and six had investments of over 10 billion yuan.