Hohhot on way to becoming China's silicon materials valley
A river view of the Saihan district of Hohhot. [Photo/WeChat account of Wenlyu Qingcheng]
The Saihan district of Hohhot, capital city of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, will focus on cultivating high-end semiconductor-grade silicon materials industry clusters and aim to develop itself into China's Silicon Materials Valley, according to its latest development plan.
So far, the fifth-phase capacity expansion project developed by Zhonghuan Xiexin, with an investment of 2.8 billion yuan ($440 million), has been fully completed and begun operating in the district.
Projects that have started construction include the Zhonghuan Advanced Semiconductor Phase II project with an investment of 2.5 billion yuan, the Zhonghuan Photovoltaic 25 gigawatt intelligent slicing project costing 1.7 billion yuan and the reconstruction and expansion of Ojing Quartz Co's quartz products plant with an investment of 200 million yuan.
In addition, plans are for Saihan district to develop high-end, diversified and low-carbon industry. It will gradually realize the transformation and upgrading of "reducing oil and increasing chemicals production", as well as strengthen support for the modern services industry.
The district is projected to upgrade its Jinqiao E-commerce Industrial Park to create a national first-class "mass entrepreneurship and innovation" demonstration area, to attract more college students and young talent.
It will attempt to attract the headquarters economy to settle down there, promote the construction of complex commercial projects and stimulate consumption potential, among other things.