Intl logistics industrial park to start construction soon
Construction on the Guangdong-Hainan Cooperation Port-surrounding International Comprehensive Logistics Industrial Park is expected to start at the end of this year, with its draft feasibility study report recently completed.
The industrial park will be situated in the north of Xuwen Port at Nanshan town, Xuwen county in Zhanjiang. It will cover a total area of 11.54 square kilometers, with its core area spanning 5 sq km.
Trucks queue up to enter Xuwen Port in Zhanjiang. [Photo by Zhang Fengfeng/Zhanjiang Daily]
It is expected to be built into a modern demonstrative "smart new city," integrating port, logistics, tourism, industry, and city functions to connect Guangdong and Hainan provinces, as well as to serve the countries and regions along the Belt and Road.
The industrial park will have a total investment of nearly 50 billion yuan ($7.41 billion), and will be built in three phases.
The first-phase of construction will cover about 222 hectares, including the construction of an exhibition and trading center, the Xuwen local products exhibition and sales base, the Hainan free trade e-commerce city, the ASEAN cross-border trade platform, the Xuwen local products processing base, the residential area, as well as the island supply, logistics, and storage base.
The international logistics industrial park project is expected to improve regional competitiveness and promote the development of the local economy, said the relevant person in charge of the project from China Communications Construction Company Limited.