Wuhan targets GDP growth of 7.5 pct in 2022

Wuhan, capital city of Hubei Province, is striving to notch a year-on-year GDP growth of 7.5 percent in 2022, according to the work report of Wuhan Municipal Government delivered on January 11.  

The report said that, in 2022, Wuhan is expected to create 220,000 new jobs in urban areas, raise its consumer pricesby around 3 percent, keep the growth rates of residentsincome and economic development in sync, continue to improve the quality of the ecological environmentand achieve the set goals of energy consumption.

According to a preliminary estimate, Wuhan's GDPsaw an increase of over 12 percent in 2021, ranking top 10 in the country.