Dec. 20, 2012 (China Knowledge) – Dongshan Economic and Technological Development Zone (Dongshan ETDZ) rated “BBB” by China Knowledge in a research report published today. The industrial park is located on Dongshan Island, Zhangzhou in the southern part of Fujian Province, facing Taiwan across the strait. Being a national tourism zone with an AAAA rating, Dongshan Island has a very good environment and beautiful scenery. It lies between China’s two special economic zones, Xiamen and Shantou.
Dongshan ETDZ has a comprehensive transportation system with three major roads connecting the island with the mainland via a bridge. It is located 140 km from downtown Zhangzhou, 130 km from Shantou Airport, and 170 km from Xiamen Airport. The nearest port to Dongshan ETDZ is Dongshan Port, which is one of China’s key trading ports with Taiwan. It is also 412 km and 296 km from Taiwan’s Keelung Port andKaohsiung Port, respectively.
In 2009, the zone generated GDP of 1.75 billion and the value-added industrial output in the zone reached 998 million. The pillar industries of the Dongshan ETDZ are electronics, food processing, light industry and new building materials. Since some of the Taiwanese originated from Dongshan, Dongshan ETDZ has attracted many Taiwanese companies.
They include Luruan Food, Lucheng Plastics and Meiqi Package Material. In 2009, the export value of Dongshan ETDZ rose 44.57% to US$223 million, while the utilized FDI fell 8.22% to US$3 million. In 2010, the foreign trade value hit US$ 322.07 million, increased by 74.29%, and the utilized FDI rose 130.41% to US$6.39 million.
Dongshan Island has earned itself the nickname “Oasis in the East Sea,” as it has an abundance of agricultural and marine resources. As such, food processing is a major industry in Dongshan ETDZ. The Cross Strait Marine Products Exchange Base was set up in Dongshan ETDZ. It has the ability to process 650,000 tons of marine products annually. By 2008, there were over 20 Taiwanese marine products processing companies in Dongshan ETDZ. Dongxing Marine Product is the largest.
The latest figures show that in the first half of 2010, the export value rose 80.61% to US$208.05 million. In the first three quarters of 2010, value-added industrial output of the zone amounted to RMB 1.56 billion, up 123.47% year on year.
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