Shandong province in East China has launched a slew of measures to expand its skilled workforce and carry forward the spirit of model workers and craftsmanship in order to advance local social and economic development, local media reported.
The province of Shandong will continue to deepen reform and pursue greater opening-up at a higher level during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25).
Last year, the province saw its gross domestic product (GDP) grow 3.6 percent year-on-year to 7.31 trillion yuan ($1.13 trillion). Its growth rate was also 1.3 percentage points higher than that of the whole country.
The province of Shandong in East China will intensify efforts to advance innovation-driven development and accelerate modernization of the industrial system in the coming five years.
Industrial clusters of high-quality steel materials and information technology services in Rizhao have been included in the first batch of 12 provincial strategic emerging industrial clusters.
The province of Shandong has made persistent efforts to keep foreign trade and investment stable amid the epidemic outbreak, according to local authorities.
Shandong province has been ramping up efforts to boost its hydrogen energy economy and utilize the clean fuel source to facilitate the province's transition to a low-carbon energy mix.