Tianhe contributes to Guangzhou's high-quality development
Situated at the junction of Guangzhou's sci-tech innovation axis and economic belt along the Pearl River, Tianhe district has been an economic and high-quality development engine of Guangzhou.
The district's GDP has been ranked first among Guangzhou's 11 districts for 15 consecutive years, and reached 601.22 billion yuan ($94.62 billion), accounting for 21.3 percent of the city's total. It topped the nation in investment competitiveness according to a list released by CCID Consulting, as well as ranked second in the top 100 urban areas in 2021 in terms of high-quality development.
Tianhe is full of vitality at night. [Photo/WeChat account: tianhefabu]
By the end of 2021, there were over 640,000 market entities in Tianhe, a two-fold increase over 2015. The number of enterprises above designated size located there was 7,380, 1.3 times more than in 2016. Both of these numbers ranked first in Guangzhou.
The proportion of Tianhe's total investment in research and development in GDP rose from 2.63 percent in 2016 to 3.29 percent in 2020, while the number of granted patents had topped the city for 19 consecutive years. In 2020, the number of national high-tech enterprises in the district reached 2,995, 4.7 times that of 2015.
Greenways and pocket parks are built in Tianhe to improve people's livelihoods. [Photo/WeChat account: tianhefabu]
In addition, Tianhe had rectified 30 black and odorous waters, built nearly 40 kilometers of greenways, and built 16 pocket parks in the past few years, improving people's livelihoods.
By the end of 2021, Tianhe had a total of 909 medical and health institutions, double that of 2015.