SIP Promotes Commerce and Tourism in a Big Way
Important measures are being taken in SIP to boost the commerce and tourism for further prosperity more thriving living environment in the region. One of the measures is to hold large-scale activities and events in SIP. So far, SIP has successfully hosted the grand opening ceremony of the 9th China International Tourism Festival, with thematic title of "Oriental Water City", the 4th Suzhou Housing Fair, China Wedding Celebration Exposition, and the 3rd All-China Sports Games, etc., which fully demonstrated the profile of SIP in the course of opening up and development. The major events with preparations under way are: the 5th China Suzhou eMex and Annual IC China, etc. Another measure taken is to intensify efforts in "double-fold development plan of service industry". Since the beginning of this year, 515 projects have been approved in the service sector with 1.6 billion yuan RMB registered capital. In the first quarter of the year, an added value of 3.97 billion yuan was created from service sector, increasing by 21.6% over the corresponding period of last year, and the total volume of social commodity sales amounted to 1.67 billion yuan RMB, increasing by 16.3%. The other measure is to quicken the pace of tourism development. Jinji Lake and Yangcheng Lake, spotlighted in the tourism development campaign, are being built into leisure tourist zones with projects in leisure, entertainment, shopping, F&B, sightseeing, and ecological vacationing.
June 30, 2006