By Yuling Chen, EDITOR
Here are seven national development zones in Chongqing, China.
Rongchang High-tech Industrial Development Zone (hereinafter referred to as the High-tech Zone) consists of five blocks, with a planned area of 17.05 square kilometers. On February 28, 2018, the State Council decided to promote the Rongchang High-tech Industrial Development Zone to a national level development zone enjoying relevant preferential polices. This is the first national high-tech zone specialized in agriculture and animal husbandry that approved by the State Council. Also, this zone is focusing on agriculture and animal husbandry to promote the integration of the first, second and third industries. Taking the advantages of animal husbandry science and technology, in 2017, the transaction volume of national-level (Rongchang) pig trading market reached RMB 37 billion, which accounted for 8% of the national annual pig production.
Yongchuan High-tech Zone is a state-level development zone which located in Da’an Town, Yongchuan District, with an area of 1.39 square kilometers. On February 28, 2018, the State Council promoted Yongchuan High-tech Zone to a national level development zone enjoying relevant preferential polices. Yongchuan High-tech Zone is focusing on developing the industry of intelligent manufacturing equipment with high-end computerized numerical control (“CNC”) technology. This zone is becoming one of the most concentrated parks for high-end CNC machine and robot enterprises in western China.
In March 1991, Chongqing High-tech Industrial Development Zone was approved by the State Council and established as one of the first five national pilot development zones for comprehensive reforms. Lying at the heart of Liangjiang Peninsula, being the core of the developed economic circle of Chongqing, this zone is a door of Chongqing in Chengdu-Chongqing economic zone as well as an important base for Chongqing to develop high-tech industries and upgrade traditional ones. Since the reorganization of the Management Committee of this zone, 12 new high-tech enterprises have been recognized, and 58 high-tech products have been successfully reported. It becomes the pilot area for securing intellectual property rights in Chongqing.
Bishan High-tech Industrial Development Zone (former Chongqing Bishan Industrial Zone) is a provincial-level development zone approved by Chongqing municipal government in December 2002. It became a high-tech zone in Chongqing in 2014 with a planned area of 30 square kilometers. Adhering to the concept of “innovation, leading, integration and development”， this zone promotes the development of advantageous and special industries, like equipment manufacturing, electronic information, food and medicine. It was called “National New Industrialization Demonstration Base”, “China Automobile (Motorcycle) Parts Manufacturing Base” and “National Low Carbon Industrial Zone (Pilot)” by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Chongqing Economic and Technological Development Zone was established in 1993 with the approval of the State Council. It is the earliest state-level economic development zone established in the western region. In 2010, it expanded to the Chayuan area of Nan’an District with a planned total area of about 60 square kilometers. This zone is oriented by electronic information, high-end equipment manufacturing and modern service industries. It is the national high-tech industrial base, the national high-tech industrialization base of mobile communication and the national demonstration base of new industrialized electronic information (Internet of Things) industry.
Wanzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, formerly known as Wanzhou Industrial Zone, was upgraded to a state-level economic and technological development zone with the approval of the State Council in June 2010, enjoying the current preferential polices for state-level economic and technological development Zone. Serving as the “big engine” of Wanzhou’s economic and social development and the “big bulldozer” of urban infrastructure, this zone is focusing on the development of salt gasification industry, new materials and energy, textile and clothing, machinery and electronics, food and pharmaceuticals and other five characteristic industries with an area of 50 square kilometers, according to the spatial layout of “one district, three gardens”.
Chongqing (Changshou) Chemical Industrial Park is a provincial industrial park approved by the Chongqing Municipal Government in December 2001. The park is located in Yanjia Street, Changshou District. The first planned area is 31.3 square kilometers. It is divided into natural gas chemical zone, petrochemical zone, fine chemical zone and chemical material zone. The comprehensive chemical park integrated with the industries of natural gas chemical, petrochemical, biomass chemical, fine chemical and new materials is an important platform for Chongqing’s resource processing industry.
Source: Chongqing Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment