The city of Dalian plans to realize 240 billion yuan ($38.6 billion) in domestic investment this year, an increase of 20 percent year-on-year, the Dalian Domestic Investment Work Conference announced on March 27.
The city is expected to attract more than three world top 500 enterprises and over 30 industry top 100 companies.
Dalian brought in many key industrial projects last year, achieving an actual investment of 202 billion yuan, up 30.3 percent year-on-year. Among them, the city's actual funds from the other provinces reached 156.11 billion yuan, a growth of 24.6 percent year-on-year, topping other cities in Liaoning province.
Dalian had 132 newly-commenced or under-construction projects last year, an increase of 15.7 percent year-on-year. Fifteen of the projects are worth over 10 billion yuan, 18 are worth over 5 billion yuan and 17 are worth over 3 billion yuan.
Edited by Zhao Qian and Michael Thai