[photopress:Binhai_New_Area.jpg,full,alignright]Pi Qiansheng, director of the Administrative Committee of the Binhai New Area southeast of Beijing, has said this year, local government will boost the area’s development ‘more quickly and soundly.’
The government will speed up construction of eight functional zones in the area, including a hi-tech zone, a port logistics zone, an airport logistics zone, a central business district and a resort area.
Plainly logisitics is the key to expanding the Binhai base which, as it stands, produced one out of every 10 mobile phones produced in the world last year.
Binhai New Area, about 120 kilometers to the southeast of Beijing, produced more than 100 million mobile phones in 2006, up 45% on the previous year and accounting for a quarter of the country’s total and a tenth of the world total. This according to the Tianjin Municipal Bureau of Statistics.
China has listed the Binhai New Area in its development plan for the 2006-2010 period, aiming to make it the country’s third economic engine, along with Shenzhen and Shanghai’s Pudong area on the east coast. On completion, the area will cover 2,270 square kilometers with logistics playing an essential and important part.
Source: China Daily
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