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Kunming Economic and Technological Development Zone

Updated: 2006-04-19 15:07

Kunming Economic and Technological Development Zone was approved as state-level development zone on February 13th, 2000. It now has a developed area of 6 square kilometers. 
Geographical Location
Kunming Economic & Technological Development Zone (KETDZ) is situated in the east of Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province. Kunming, with a history of over 2,000 years, embodies the folk customs and cultures of 26 ethnic groups.

Lying at 1,893 meters above sea, Kunming is in the mountainous monsoon climate zone at the low latitude, being neither extremely cold in winter nor awfully hot in summer, and enjoying the world-famous reputation of "City of Spring". The average temperature all the year is 15 centigrade, with an average annual rainfall of 1,035 millimeters. The rainy season spans from May to October.

Communication and Transportation
The KETDZ is 4 kilometers from the downtown Kunming, where the highways take you straight to the China-Laos border town of Mohan, the China-Vietnam border town of Hekou, and the China-Myanmar (Burma) border town of Ruili. All three border towns are rated as Grade A border ports of China. All the highways within a radius of 200 kilometers from Kunming are of high standards.

A railroad network has been built around Kunming, consisting of the Guiyang-Kunming, Chengdu-Kunming, Nanning-Kunming, Kunming-Dali, and Yunan-Vietnam Railways. The KETDZ is 2 kilometers away from the Kunming East Railway Station, and 4 kilometers from the Kunming South Railway Station, both are rail centers for both cargo and passenger transportation.

Air Transportation
The Kunming International Airport, merely 1.8 kilometers from the KETDZ, is one of China's important gateways to international destinations. It operates 8 air routes to overseas airports such as Singapore, Rangoon, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Osaka, and more than 70 domestic routes to Hong Kong, Macao, and other cities.

The KETDZ has access to ocean shipping at the Beihai and Fangcheng Ports in Guangxi province via the Nanning-Kunming Railway, at Zhanjiang Port of Guangdong province via the Guiyang-Kunming Railway, at Shanghai Port, and at Haiphong of Viet Nam via the Yunnan-Vietnam Railway.

Industrial Structure
It has formed the industrial chain with the following major industries as its pillar industries: tobacco and related industries, IT and electronics manufacturing, bio-pharmaceuticals, food processing, and new materials development industry.

Investment Priorities
The KETDZ would like to provide priority and encouragement to such flagship industries as integrated optical-electric-mechanical industry, bio-food, and bio-pharmaceutical industries. Greater efforts will be made on the commercialization and marketing of tactic inventions and technological developments in information electronics, high-efficiency agriculture, new materials, new building materials, and environment-friendly technologies. Meanwhile, the KETDZ will encourage investment and cooperation in logistics and trading services and their modernization through the use of new techniques. By doing this there will be hopefully various economic spin-offs for venture capital, intermediary service, cultural programs and educational programs.

Administration Committee
Tel: 86-871-7275008
Fax: 86-871-7275003

(Source: Ministry of Commerce)

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