Aerial photo taken on Aug. 13, 2018 shows ships sailing on the Yangtze River near Yangluo Port in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)
BEIJING, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese government authorities are compiling a development plan for the Yangtze River Economic Belt in the 14th Five-year Plan period from 2021 to 2025, the Xinhua-run cnstock.com reported on Tuesday.
Wang Shancheng, an official of the leading group for promoting the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, made the remarks at a press conference on Tuesday.
It is learned that the proportion of the GDP generated by the Yangtze River Economic Belt in the country's total GDP increased from 42.3 percent in 2015 to 46.5 percent in 2019 and further increased to 46.6 percent in the first three quarters of 2020. The scale of industries such as electronic information and equipment manufacturing all accounted for more than 50 percent of the country's total.
The Yangtze River Economic Belt consists of nine provinces and two municipalities that cover roughly one-fifth of China with a population of 600 million. (Edited by Hu Pingchao with Xinhua Silk Road, email@example.com)