Foundation Laying Ceremony of Xiangyang Demonstration Park Was Held

On September 24th, Xin Sijin, Secretary of WUT’s party committee, Vice President Liu Zuyuan participated in foundation laying ceremony of Xiangyang Demonstration Park of reform on cultivation model of master students of WUT. Qie Yingcai, Deputy Secretary of Xiangyang Municipal CPC Committee and Mayor Li Shi, member of Standing Committee of Xiangyang Municipal CPC Committee and secretary, Wang Shaoling, Deputy Director of Standing Committee of the Municipal People's Congress, Ding Yalin, Vice Mayor and Lin Fangli, Vice Chairman of Municipal Committee of CPPCC attended the ceremony.

In the ceremony, on behalf of Municipal CPC Committee and Municipal Government, Qie Yingcai expressed warm congratulations on operation of demonstration park. He said that last year, a joint agreement was signed to establish the park, opening a new chapter of cooperation between WUT and local government. Though concrete efforts, initial progress has been made smoothly. This ceremony marked concrete progress of the project, which had positive and profound effect on higher education development and service capability, the layout of Dongjin New District and city-industry integration.

Secretary Xin Sijin expressed sincere thanks to the support from local government. He pointed out that the construction represented a firm stride between the cooperation between Xiangyang, a deeper integration of WUT into local economic and social development as well as a new progress in its reform. The two sides would continue to work together to advance the building of the demonstration park. With more focus on upgrading the high-tech industries and regional economic and social development, WUT will work together with the local government to search for new models, mindset and measures to promote synergy between university, and local enterprises. More efforts would be made to develop the park into leading base for innovative talent cultivation, which can sever the economic and social development for Xiangyang and Hubei province and national strategic development.

The investment will  be conducted with total 2.8 billion yuan for two phases. Phase I would be put into service in March, 2022 and Phase II in March, 2023. In addition to infrastructures like library, teaching building, teacher apartment, student dormitory, dining hall, it also includes 8 science and education integration centers for new material, new energy and intelligent connected vehicle, advanced manufacturing technology, big date and AI, advanced information technology and network communication, ITS, modern management and finance and smart eco-city and green resources. All this can support commercialize the research findings of high-end equipment manufacturing and other strategic emerging industries and automobile, chemical industries and other pillar industries.

Heads of Party Affairs and President’s Office of WUT, working team of the demonstration park, management committee of Dongjin New District and education bureau attended the ceremony.