Approved in December 1984, Guangzhou Economic and Technological
Development Zone is one of the first national economic development zones in
China. The zone now has a developed area of 17.67 square
in the central area of the economically developed Pearl River Delta, and backed
by Guangzhou, the economic, cultural, transportation, information and financial
center of South China, Guangzhou Economic & Technology Development Zone
(GETDZ) is 30 kilometers from the downtown of Guangzhou, and 65 nautical miles
from Hong Kong.
GETDZ is of a subtropical monsoon marine climate,
warm and with plentiful rainfall and sunshine.
There are different highways that
pass GETDD, such as Guangzhou-Shenzhen Highway, Guangzhou-Shantou High way,
Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Zhuhai Expressway, Guang-Hui Highway. The Xiagang main road
in the West Zone, the Luonang main road in the East Zone and the Yonghe main
road make the transportation very convenient.
Huangpu New Port has a freight transport
railway branch line connecting to the Xia Yuan Marshalling Station on
Guangzhou-Shenzhen railway, which can undertake the freight transport for the
manufacturers in GETDD, The Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway runs across the East Zone
with marshalling stations along it.
The Huangpu Newport which is one of the
largest ports in south China is located in the West Zone of the GETDD along
Pearl River. It has twelve 20000 tonnage deepwater berths. The port also has
special wharves for coal and petroleum with an annual total handing capacity of
15 million ton. In Xinsha Port, the first iron port of China, thirty berths with
35000 tonnage berths for vessels along the Xinsha bank are available for
construction. East River Sui-Gang port lies in the east beach of West Zone of
GETDD. The passenger transport from HongKong to GETDD is just one hour and fifty
There are air lines to all the major
cities in the mainland as well as to Manila, New York, Tokyo, Bangkok,
Singapore, Sydney. Melborne and Los Angels at the Bai Yun Airports, one of
China's largest international airports .It's just about 41km away from the
There are six pillar industries in
GETDZ, namely chemical materials and products, electric machinery, food stuffs,
electronic and telecommunication equipments, Nonferrous metals metallurgy and
metals fabricating and beverages.
Priorities are given to the
following industries: electronic information, bio-pharmaceuticals, fine
chemicals, automobiles, modern logistics and steel.
(Source: Ministry of Commerce)
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