Xinghuo Development Zone
Shanghai Xinghuo Development Zone lies in the south of Shanghai, north to Hangzhou Bay. It is a part of Pudong New Area that enjoys all the preferential treatment of Pudong New Area. The area for the first phase of development is 18 km2 of which 7.2 km2 has been developed. Two highways, Hunan Highway and Highway No.4, have been completed. Yangpu Express Way going straight to the zone is under construction. The Pudong rail road passing by the zone will start construction soon. Jinhui Canal which is navigable for 300 tonnage vessels crosses the zone. It links Huangpu River in the north and Hangzhou Bay in the south. The zone is easy of access through land and water transportation.
Seven wide and straight roads are built in the zone vertically and horizontally. Pipelines for the purposes of drainage, sewer, town water, electricity supply and telecommunications are laid underground. A water plant of 300,000 cubic meters/day capacity has been designed, of which 100,000 cubic meters/day is in operation. A sewer system of 200,000 cubic meters/day is completed. Also, a 220 KV local step-down station, two 35 KV transformer stations, a telecommunications station equipped with 20,000 lines of program-controlled telephones, a thermopower plant with four boilers and generators and LPG pipelined system are set up in the zone. An inner river port of 600,000 tons/year with four 300 tons and two 100 tons wharves in the zone gives full play to water transportation of Jinhui Canal. A strengthened fire brigade serves not only inside the zone but also in surrounding area. In addition, a complete set of villas, hotels, restaurants, and entertainment facilities such as tennis court, sauna, beauty saloon are available.
Since its establishment, Xinghuo has attracted more than RMB 6 billion of investment from home and abroad. Lianji Synthetic Fibre (joint venture with Germany), Blue Star Jeans (Japanese owned), Cosmos Foods Stuff (Japanese owned), Donghe Auto parts (joint venture with Japan) and Chinese companies such as Xinghuo Paper Mill, Hualian Pharmaceutical, Zhongxi Pharmaceutical, etc, are in operation and running in the black. Some famous international companies, for example, Kohler Co.(USA), Poche Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals Ltd.(Switzerland), Far Eastern Textile Ltd.(Taiwan) and Three Gun Group Co. Ltd. (China) have signed agreement to settle in Xinghuo. Just for the above four companies, the total investment will be over USD 300 million.
More than 120 private companies are registered in Xinghuo private city. A master plan of 36 square meters of Xinghuo Development Zone designed by Pacific Wind Collaborative, an American company, has been approved by the municipal government. Xinghuo Development Zone will eventually become a gardenized township and with a fully co-ordinated development of various industries, including manufacturing, administration, residential, tourism industries, etc, and stand on the shore of Hangzhou Bay with a new face.