Nansha Economic and Technological Development Zone was approved as
state-level deveopment zone on May 12, 1993. The zone now has a population
Situated in the heart of the Pearl River Delta and in close
proximity to Hong Kong and Macao, the Nansha ETDZ is in the southeast of Panyu
City, Guangdong Province and on the west bank of Humen Watercourse in the
estuary of the Pearl River. The Zone is only 38 nautical miles from Hong Kong,
41 nautical miles from Macao and 54 kilometers to Guangzhou by land, bordering
the cities of Zhongshan and Shunde on the west and facing across the sea the
town of Humen in Dongguan City to the east.
In a mild subtropical marine climate, the zone
has an annual rainfall of 1647.5 milimeters and an average temperature of 21.9
Communication and Transportation
In a radius of 60 km
with Nansha at the center are 7 airports, a network of over 200 km of expressway
and about 27,000 km of standard roads, and 14 cities and 420 towns.
A car ferry wharf, spanning the east and
the west part of the Pearl River estuary, has been completed and come into
operation. Humen Bridge, which intersects the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Zhujiang
expressway (still under construction) and bestrides the estuary, was completed
in 1997 to carry part of the traffic in the vicinity.
Surrounded by the sea on three sides,
Nansha is a good natural deepwater port with a coastline of 25.5 kilometers,
part of which is a 7 kilometers long deepwater coastline on the west of Humen
watercourse of the Pearl River estuary. The depth ranges from 9 to 15 meters
with few whirling silt. Currently, there are two 10,000-tonnage and two
25,000-tonnage docks in operation as well as a passenger wharf.
It is an easy drive from Nansha to the
Baiyun Airport in Guangzhou and the Huangtian Airport in Shenzhen, which are 54
and 70 kilometers away respectively.
Plastic, chemical, electronic, food
processing and shipbuilding industries.
With the deepwater port as the
center, Nansha is going to be built into an information and logistic center with
rational layout and beautiful environment, highlighting the development of
transportation, processing industry, processing and tertiary industry.
(Source: Ministry of Commerce)
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