[photopress:industrial_zones_beijing_1.jpg,full,alignright]Some industrial zones are planned to be near airports. This gives them immediate air freight connection to all corners of the world for airfreight suitable goods.
One of the largest and most comprehensive of these zones is Beijing Airport Industrial Zone which is located 1km to the west of the Capital International Airport.
The 101 National Highway runs across it from south to north dividing the Zone into Area A and Area B. Its great advantage is that it is almost in the airport. It is also only 20km from Beijing Railway Station and 30km from Beijing West Railway Station.
The Zone is 15km from Beijing Cargo Railway Station, Shunyi Cargo Railway Station and Zhangxin Cargo Railway Station. It takes 90 minutes drive to Tianjing New Sea Port.
For transportation and logistics then, it could hardly be better placed.
Beijing Airport Industrial Zone was founded in 1994, with a planned area of 6.6km Square. That is an amazing size and showed tremendout faith on the part of the planners.
After near 10 years’ development and construction, a modern high-tech Zone has been formed with IT and modern logistics as the major industries.
The figures, omce again, are mind boggling. There are 284 foreign and domestic enterprises from 18 countries and regions and the total investment has been $2.4 billion.
The Administration Committee of Zone acts, on behalf of the Government, to carry the administrative management on the Zone. Almost everything that is needed to run the bureau is within th zone and that includes departments and branches such as planning bureau, land bureau, construction bureau, urban public engineering bureau, labor bureau, environmental bureau, commercial and industrial bureau, Custom office, fiscal bureau, taxation bureau, police station, bank, telecommunication office and public facilities offices.
The Zone has the advantages of structural system with the project approving power of Municipal level and the administrative power of District level.
For foreign investment below $30 million USD and domestic investment below RMB200 million all the formalities can be finished in the Zone including project setting, approval of contract articles, issuance of business license, approval of construction plan and so on. Total service on the premises.