(Enorth.com.cn)Beyond everyone's expectation, this tall and a little gentle woman with glasses is actually the front-line General Director of the construction of Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone——China’s biggest free trade zone. When accepting the interview, she wore the travel shoes. It is a habit formed when she headed the construction site of Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone.
After graduating from Dalian University of Technology in 1986, she has worked in Tianjin, from the graduate trainee to the assistant engineer and then the deputy general engineer of Tianjin Port (Group) Corporation step by step.
When she was appointed as the general director of the construction of Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone, the only idea popped into her mind is responsibility. The project of Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone is a priority construction demonstrating China’s overall development strategy. So there is no choice but to finish it successfully.
Twenty months ago, Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone was full of mudflat 2 meters lower than sea level. Through the unremitting efforts of thousands of constructers including Zhang Lili, 6km-long surrounding net, 12km-long road, phase 1 Joint Inspection Commercial and Trade Service Center, covering an area of 32000 square meters and the warehouse, about 200,000 square meters, are completed and go into service.
According to Yu Rumin, President of Tianjin Port (Group) Corporation, the construction of Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone provides inconceivably more difficult than we had imagined. While the hardworking and enterprising spirit of all the constructers safeguards the successful operation of Phase I Dongjiang Free Trade Port project, covering an area of 40,000 square meters.
Zhang Lili said, “This task is real full of challenges. As general director, I don’t like to indulge in empty talk. I go with the constructers, come to construction site, work with them, so I can handle the construction schedule, quality, safety and other key points”. She also expressed that except for hardworking, more important thing is to adopt the advanced technology and create new processing. Take phase 1 Joint Inspection Commercial and Trade Service Center as an example. This building adopts the “breathing” glass, which can save lots of energy.
According the sources, totally 19 technical accomplishments have been adopted during the construction, while two of them have gotten the national patent. Zhang Lili said, “Although we have completed the project scheduled for 3 years, the project quality must be among the tops. We are expected to declare the “Luban” prize, the highest prize granted to top construction quality in China”.
Zhang Lili is highly estimated among his colleagues. Regarding knowledge gained as the general director, she expressed that her idea is wisdom, diligence and teamwork. A project like this will encounter many problems. As the general director, the whole project shall be completed successfully by teamwork, while she will convince people by sound reasoning.
Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone takes a very important place in Zhang Lili’s thought. She considers the construction and development of Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone all the time. Even during this interview, she has thinks about Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone’s greening works.
Standing at the port ascending from 2 meters lower than sea level to 8 meters high, she said. “In the sight of most people, Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone is just a port and a construction site. While I found she is like a child, growing and developing from day to day. I hope she is health, beautiful and always maintains the vigor and vitality. When she is powerful enough, I hope she will bear the responsibility conferred by our country and make a great contribution to the economic development of Binhai New Area, Tianjin City and even the whole region”.