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2nd MOST-Gansu Consultation Meeting Held



The 2nd MOST-Gansu ConsultationMeeting was held in Lanzhou on July 28, 2009. The meeting was chaired by Vice Minister LIU Yanhua, in the presence of CPPCC Vice Chairman and Science Minister WAN Gang, Gansu Party Secretary LU Hao, and  Gansu Governor XU Shousheng.

Minister WAN recognized Gansu’s endeavors to develop science and technology. He hoped the Province would base itself on characteristic industries, restructure its investment portfolio, and integrate resources with an aim to better implement the Technological Innovation Initiative and enable S&T to play a bigger role in socio-economic development. Efforts could be made to achieve leapfrogging development through more technological innovation in major fields like nonferrous metals, new energies, medicine, water-saving agriculture, and ecological protection. Gansu should also optimize its pro-innovation environment through full implementation of relevant policies.

MOST and Gansu held in-depth discussions and agreed on a series of cooperation priorities. These included Gansu’s pursuit of a circular economy as a pilot province, the building of new energy bases in Gansu, S&T innovation and commercialization in the medical industry, modern agriculture in arid and semi-arid areas & restoration of major ecological zones, as well as application and commercialization of S&T achievements through the Technological Innovation Initiative.