profile of bengbu
Bengbu , located at the middle of Huaihe River, is crowned as the "Pearl City" for it's abundant resources of clams and pearls and so called “ pearl picking place” in ancient time. Bengbu City was approved as the first municipality instituted in Anhui Province in January 1947. Three counties of Huaiyuan, Guzhen and Wuhe and four districts of Bengshan, Yuhui, Huaishang and Longzihu under the jurisdiction of Bengbu City, besides, Bengbu high-tech industrial development zone and Economic Development Zone are gathered together. The ancient city, with it's historical origin, splendid culture , covers an area of about 5,952 square kilometers, including the urban area is 956.93 square kilometers ,the city built area is 127.2 square kilometers.
Bengbu, as an ancient city with a profound history background, dynamic region and glamorous cultural, located at the north of Anhui province, and so called "cradle of culture, native place of emperor, hometown of sing and dance and modern landscape city". Bengbu, a both newly developing and traditional city has many other titles, such as central region old industrial base city, the significant base of processing and manufacturing industry, national two support model city, the national intellectual property demonstration city, the core city of Independent innovation comprehensive experimental area, civilized city in Anhui province, garden city in Anhui province , etc.
Bengbu is the original of Huaihe river culture ,and the Shuangdun culture for 7300 years is the significant symbol of Huaihe River civilization . As early as 4000 years ago, Da Yu, the hero of water-control from Xia tribe once convened a meeting for the leuds and started the flood combat campaign by splitting the mountain to guide floodwater into Huaihe River in the west suburb of Bengbu, leaving the moving legend as “refusing to see his families for three time when pass by his home due to the urgent flood matters”. The famous Gaixia ancient battlefield of 2200 years ago originated the historic stories of “Be under attack from all directions”, “Ambush on All Sides’ and “Farewell to My Concubine”. The inherited Huagudeng and Sizhou Opera, the intangible cultural heritage of China is the namecard for the deep deposited culture of Bengbu, especially Huagudeng dance with the fine name of “Oriental Ballet” by Premier zhou is listed on intangible cultural heritage.
Bengbu has the superior traffic advantage. It is one of the important hubs of China Railway from north to south with the capacity of handling 320 trains daily and a first class giant cargo train marshaling station and the largest container yard in east China since Jinghu Railway opened in 1911. Taking the train from Bengbu, you can reach some provincial capitals, three directly governed cities and over ten coastal cities. A station is set up on Jinghu High Speed Railway and the planned Jingfu (Beijing to Fuzhou) high speed railway will join Jinghu High Speed Railway at Bengbu. Soon at that time, you can arrive at Shanghai in 2 hours, at Beijing and Fuzhou in 3 hours, at Nanjing and Hefei in some half hours. Furthermore, Jingfu (Beijing to Fuzhou) and Nanluo (Nanjing to Luoyang) Highways, the two arteries will be also connected at Bengbu. Bengbu is the largest port in Huaihe River linking Yangtze River and sea. The civil airport of 4C level will be open soon.
Bengbu is the second abundant in educational resources. There are 7 national Research Institute, Glass Industrial Design Institute of CNBM, 12 universities and colleges such as Anhui University of Finance and Economics. In January 2011, The Hefei-Wuhu-Bengbu independent innovation experiment section as The ''three plus one' project tried the new method of enterprise equity and bonus incentive.
Bengbu has solid industrial infrastructure. Bengbu has full ranges of industries and is the significant comprehensive industrial base in Anhui forming the new pillar manufactures of farm and sideline products deep processing, fine chemicals, glass and glass deep processing, machine tool building and auto parts, IT and new materials, new energy etc. Three counties under the jurisdiction of Bengbu are state commercial grain bases, otherwise, Huaiyuan's pomegranate is delicious, Guzhen's peanut is popular around china and Tuohu Lake is famous for its fertile mitten crab.
In 2014, the GDP of Bengbu City is 115.12 billion Yuan, with year-on-year growth of 10.1﹪ , the economic growth is NO.2 in Anhui province. the added value of industries above a designated scale increase by 59.995 billion RMB, that is NO. 5 in Anhui province; Investment In The Fixed Assets is 124.418 billion RMB , increasing by up 17.3﹪; strategic emerging industries is 61.67 billion RMB , which is NO.3,;financial gross income is 20.84 billion RMB, that is fourth in the province; retail scale of consumer goods rose up 13.7﹪ to 48.15 billion RMB has stepped into the first place in Anhui province.
In 2015, Local government using the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee and the fourth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee theory as guide , participating in theme-focused education activities. Adapting new normal, mastering new requirement ,grasping new challenges, carrying new power, creating new development. Since this year, All the social undertakings were actively promoted and the economy and society developed steadily and rapidly. The first three quarters in this year witnessed sounder economic indicators than expected. The overall GDP reached 83.742 billion RMB ,up 10.4﹪, and the add value of above-scale industrial enterprises up to 48.519 billion RMB, The financial revenue went to 18.185 billion RMB, Investment in the fixed assets amounted to 110.199 billion RMB, 21.4﹪up. strategic emerging industries is 51.58 billion RMB， 25.3﹪up .