On June 14, the reporter learned from Chongqing Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone that the Chongqing International Food Distribution Center, the second phase project of the Western Cold Chain Logistics Park, is expected to be completed and put into operation by the end of this year. At that time, citizens can buy imported food from all over the world at home. The project is planned to invest 500 million yuan, covering an area of 300 mu and a construction area of 430 thousand square meters. After completion, it will accommodate 3,000 stores.
Project director Chen Xiaobo said that the International Food Distribution Center would be engaged in commodity display, headquarters settlement, online business platform, cross-border trade, and other businesses based on the Western Cold Chain Logistics Park. After completion and operation, the source of goods will be expanded from China to dozens of countries around the world. It is estimated that 30% of the food distributed here will come from overseas. Its direct coverage radius will also reach 400 kilometers, including the whole Chongqing and surrounding Enshi, Dazhou, Guangyuan, and other places, radiating the entire western region.
“When the International Food Distribution Center is completed and put into operation, it will fully apply the management system of the intelligent logistics park.” According to Chen Xiaobo, through the intelligent logistics management system, all information of merchants will be sent to the platform and subject to online management during the whole process from entering. It is estimated that the application of the intelligent logistics management system will reduce the scale of human resources in the park by 30%, significantly reducing costs and improving efficiency.
“Chongqing Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone offers a good market environment and policy environment, which is the greatest advantage of the development of the cold chain logistics industry.” Chen Xiaobo said that with the construction of western ILSTC and Twin-City Economic Circle in Chengdu-Chongqing Area rising to national strategies, Chongqing High-tech Zone, one of the central positions in the creation of the economic circle, is striving to promote the perfect development of the logistics industry chain and assist in the construction of Chongqing into a pioneer of opening-up in inland China.
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