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Dongguan high-tech industry revenue 23.16 billion yuan
According to He Yupei, director of the Dongguan Science and Technology Bureau, the total output value of high-tech industries in Dongguan in 2009 is expected to reach 23.16 billion yuan.
Last year, Dongguan's economy increased 90 state-level high-tech enterprises and 89 provincial-level private high-tech enterprises. Dongguan won 20 provincial science and technology awards, which is 2.5 times that of 2008. It is expected that the number of Dongguan patent applications will reach 18,000 in 2009, ranking second in Guangdong Province; second only to Shenzhen.
He also said that local governments will accelerate the formulation of policies to provide guidance for the development of emerging energy industries, biopharmaceuticals, manufacturing equipment and other emerging strategic industries. The electric vehicle and LED lighting industry will also become the key supporting industries, creating new opportunities for the economic development of Dongguan.
Jiang Xiaoming, deputy mayor of Dongguan, stressed that measures to provide more support for science and technology enterprises will continue to be implemented in 2010.