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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
(Source: Ministry of Commerce)
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