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(fcgs.org.cn) 2014-11-25

Iron and Steel Industry and Supporting

The iron and steel high-quality product base is a strategic, high-end iron and steel production base of the national iron and steel product structural adjustment layout, focuses on production of high-quality wide and thick plate, such as high value-added ship building plate, bridge plate and engineering structural plate, and high-quality wide sheet, such as auto sheet and home appliance sheet, and high-quality cold rolled silicon steel plate such as electrical and mechanical panel and power transmission and transformation materials.

Currently, the cold-rolled sheet project, of an annual yield of 2.28 million tons, started construction in 2013 and will be completed for operation in 2015; a 550 m3 shaft furnace and supporting converter project started construction in 2014 and is expected to produce 10 million tons of iron and steel, and achieve a sales revenue of 60 billion yuan by 2017. In recent years, it will emphasize the introduction of iron and steel to upstream and downstream industrial chain projects, such as plate cutting and distribution, plate extension, equipment manufacturing and large-scale industrial markets, and comprehensive services. (See Fangchenggang Key Investment Promotion Project Book, the same below).

Nonferrous Metals

Fangchenggang, taking the large-scale copper nickel smelting and electrolytic nickel of Jinchuan Group as leading projects, it develops deep and fine processing of copper and nickel, extending industry chains of copper, nickel, cobalt and precious metals and forms large-scale smelting and a production base of copper nickel and nonferrous metals.

In 2013, Jinchuan Group’s smelting project of 400,000 tons copper was completed and ready for operation; a 2.3 million tons nickel alloy project of Guangxi Shenglong Metallurgy Company realizes an output value of RMB 19 billion. Guangxi Jinyuan Nickel Industry Co.’s nickel project yields an annual output of 520,000 tons of nickel and is comprehensively put into operation, and the industry chain projects of some nonferrous metals are accelerated for promotion.

Currently, main products include standard cathode copper A, national standard No.1 copper and national standard No.2 copper produced by Jinchuan Group, and coastal engineering materials produced by Shenglong Metallurgy, such as the new nickel-chromium special steel, wire rod, billet and others from the series of HRB500 and above.

In recent years, it will emphasize the introduction of industry chain projects such as special nickel alloy, NI-MH batteries, copper-nickel alloy and others, i.e. copper-aluminum composite material, copper alloy belt plate, wire and cable, electrode material, electron devices, home appliances, copper enameled wire, stainless steel series products, forgings, and high nickel matter, etc.

In 2014, Jinchuan Project will realize an output value of over 10 billion yuan, Shenglong Metallurgy will realize an output value of over 50 billion yuan and Jinyuan Nickel Industry will realize an output value of over RMB 2 billion yuan. It is expected that the sales revenue of the nonferrous metals of Fangchenggang will reach 40 billion yuan by 2015.

Equipment Manufacturing

Advanced equipment manufacturing such as containers, port machinery, large steel structures, and automobiles, is highlighted in its development, and a series of equipment manufacturing projects of Lianchenggnag Zhongyi Heavy Industry Company, and MCC Shijiu Construction Company are constructed. They are put into operation successively, and are extended year-by-year. Steel structures and other projects of Wuhan Iron & Steel Construction Engineering Group Company are accelerated. It is expected that the sales revenue of the equipment manufacturing industry of Fangchenggang will exceed 5 billion yuan by 2015. In recent years, it will emphasize the introduction of industry chain projects of container manufacturing, electrical and mechanical equipment, port machinery, engineering machinery, mining machinery, chemical equipment, environmental protection equipment, automatic car body structure, and city automatic solid parking equipment.

Haisente large-scale ship repairing & building base is under construction. It will focus on the development of marine engineering equipment, such as a drilling platform and an offshore engineering workboat, and the construction of a large-scale marine engineering equipment manufacturing base.

Currently, its primary task is to introduce industrial projects related to marine engineering and ship building and repairing.

Energy & Chemical Industry

First-stage Project of Hongsha Nuclear Power Plant and CLP Group Project is constructed and put into operation. As the construction and operation of large-scale nonferrous metal smelting projects with iron and steel base, copper and nickel of Jinchuan Group, Shenglong Metallurgy, Jinyuan Nickel Industry, the energy utilization of the metallurgical industry is in urgent need of supporting waste heat and pressure power generation projects.

It will cooperate with the high-efficiency clean coal project of Henan Longcheng Group to build a large-scale energy and chemical industrial base for the Pan-Beibu Gulf. Meanwhile, 52 square kilometers east, offshore island construction will be accelerated and an international modern energy and chemical industry base will be built to form the new growth pole for Guangxi’s economy. In recent years, it will highlight the introduction of the green clean energy project, such as waste heat and pressure utilization, hydropower and wind power, and accelerate the exploration and development of petroleum and natural gas in Shangsi County.

Currently, eight phosphorus chemical enterprises are stationed in the Fangchenggang Chemical Industrial Park, including Guangxi Mingli Phosphorus Chemical Industry Company, Fangchenggang Fanlin Industry Company, Guangxi Yueyang Chemical Industry Group Company, Guangxi Fangchenggang Shengnong Phosphorus Chemical Industry Company and so on. It forms China's largest phosphoric acid processing and export base, covering phosphoric acid, phosphate, phosphate fertilizer, phosphorus pentoxide and other series of products for the phosphorus chemical industry at industrial, food and electronic grade with an annual output of over 300,000 tons.

Construction of the heavy traffic asphalt paving project with an annual output of 1.5 million tons of the Fangchenggang Xinrun Petrochemical Company and the acrylonitrile project with an annual output of 200,000 tons of the Guangxi Keyuan Advanced Materials Company is accelerated to develop the chemical engineering industry of petroleum, phosphate, fine chemicals, coal, fertilizers, forest chemicals, and new environmental protection material. It is expected that the sales revenue of the chemical industry will reach eight billion yuan by 2015.

Recently, it will highlight the introduction of the chemical industry’s chain projects such as coal, further phosphoric acid processing, sulfuric acid processing and utilization, further rubber processing, further plastic product processing, and renewable resource recovery.

Grain, Oil and Sugar Food Processing

Taking full use of the location and port advantages of Fangchenggang, and relying on the grain and oil processing projects of Dahai Oil Industry (Fangchenggang) Company. Fangchenggang Maple Grain and Oil Industrial Company, Fangchenggang Aojia Grain and Oil Industrial Comapny, Kerry Oils & Grains (Fangchenggang) Company, Huiyu Feed Protein (Fangchenggang) Company, Giangxi Fangchenggang Yuetai Feedstuff Company, it aims to attract enterprises of downstream products and extends the grain and oil processing industrial chain by producing feedstuff and eco-food with by-products such as bean pulp and rice bran as its raw materials, developing the production of sugar and other food by using the sugar and fruit resources of Fangchenggang and combining special oil found within the park.

It also aims to develop warehouse logistics, product import and export trade, bulk stock transactions and other industries to build the largest grain, oil and sugar food processing, warehousing and trading center of China and of Asia beyond.

In aspect of sugar production, sugar refining and further processing shall be pushed forward to promote recycling economic construction of the sugar industry. Recently, it will emphasize the introduction of industrial chain projects such as rice bran oil, refined rice and the deep processing of sugar.

Commercial Logistics

In the past three years, Fangchenggang maintains commercial and marine relations with about 170 countries, organizations and regions of the world. The value of foreign trade import and export amounts to $13.304 billion, among which the amount of import is $10.46 billion, taking the first place in all of Guangxi province. The volume of frontier trade amounts to 60.58 billion yuan and has kept a rapid growth rate of over 20 percent for three consecutive years. In the next few years, Fangchenggang, depending on the accelerated construction of open platforms, such as the China-Vietnam (Dongxing-Mangjie) Cross-Border Economic Cooperation Zone, and successive issuance of convenient policies on frontier trade, will build an economic and trade cooperation platform toward ASEAN and establish important channels for import and export of domestic products from and to ASEAN.

Thus, it aims to promote the import trade development of resource products in terms of forest, agriculture, marine, mineral, and develop fairness among the inhabitants of border areas, construct exhibition center for mineral products, rubber, marine products, building materials, textiles, petty commodities, as well as improve trade service of import, re-export and processing and promote the integration of trade and industry within and without the borders.

Tourism Culture

Fangchenggang, endowed with rich tourism resources, thousands of miles of coastal resources, unique and unparalleled frontier feelings, magnificent and peculiar Shiwan Dashan and gorgeous, colorful mysterious national customs, is an international tourist destination combining “scenery of mountain, sea and foreign country”.

As the opening of border tourism, foreign tourist landing visas and departure certificate applications of nonlocals, and complete operational recovery of cruise lines between Fangchenggang and Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, the tourist industry enters a brand new stage of development.

Recently, it will emphasize the introduction of industrial tourism development projects such as the golden beach international tourism island, international tourist distributing center, ocean park, five-star hotel, yachting center, China-Vietnam Beilun Hekou scenic spot, forest health preservation, Tanpeng ancient canal, and a wetland park. Besides, it will introduce new, unique and special cultural tourism projects from domestic and overseas areas into Fangchenggang.

Building Materials

Fangchenggang makes full use of its mineral resource advantages such as the rich limestone, bentonite (illite smectite clay and fuller earth), and kaolin of the city and near the port, it vigorously develops the building material industry which takes cement and functional calcium carbonate products as the main material, and actively develops new-type wall materials, decorative materials, building sealing materials, fire-proof and thermal insulation materials, plastic steel materials, high-quality gypsum product series and cement products of strength, light weight, low consumption and multi-functions.

Plans to increase the development strength of bentonite deep processing, illite smectite clay deep processing, barite and other resources, and energetically introduce projects such as the new-type environmental protection building materials, plastics, rubbers, coatings, and adhesives.

Real Estate

Real estate is one of the fastest growing industries of the city. In recent years, the investment growth rate every year is above 50 percent. Advantageous factors such as its seascape, the good ecological livable environment of “the sea in the city and city in the sea”, the driving of major national industry projects, opening and development of borders, urban integration of the four cities around it, operation of “one-hour high-speed rail life circle”, and unlimited purchase policies all contribute to the market competitiveness and investment potential of real estate in the city. The real estate is not only in short supply among locals, but also keeps attracting house purchaser from the northeast, northwest, north china, south China, southwest, Nangning and Liuzhou of Guangxi and other places.

Financial Service

As the State Council and autonomous district government issued a series of policies and measures to establish a pilot region along the border for comprehensive financial reforms, the Dongxing Experimental Zone became the national personal cross-border RMB settlement pilot area. Fangchenggang makes full use of those historic opportunities to vigorously promote the chartered business of conversion between RMB and VND, and actively build financial exchanges and a cooperation platform to border cities of Vietnam, meanwhile continuing to steadily push forward the cross-border RMB business innovation, carry out cross-border insurance business, establish financial cooperation working mechanisms with the border regions of Vietnam, accelerate the construction of the China-Vietnam cross-border internal financial city and strengthen the innovation of rural financial products and enterprise service mode.

High-Technology

Fangchenggang will take the high and new science and technology industrial park as its platform to introduce big enterprises and big groups to set up R&D centers, attract famous scientific research institutions to settle down, attract university students to start businesses and encourage the public to run all kinds of science and technology intermediary service institutions to promote the development of the science and technology service industry.

Agriculture

Fangchenggang focuses on its characteristic red-gold series agricultural industry development, forming agriculture brands with local features such as the sweet potato, peanuts with red skin, red dragon fruit, red lotus, golden oranges, golden glutinous rice, and golden camellia.

Fangchenggang has an agricultural base of red-gold series agriculture products with the floor area of 1,500,000 mu. It has cultivated a plant base for herba dendrodii officinalis and other traditional Chinese medicinal herbs with an area of over 5000 mu, and has distributed over 2,000,000 bags of edible fungus. The plant area of sugarcane is about 650,000 mu. The plant area for vegetables is about 300,000 mu and that of fruit is about 180,000 mu. In recent years, it will vigorously promote the plantation of Chinese yam, puerarin, cassava and other things, and will introduce eco-friendly fruit and vegetable planting, further processing its agricultural products to realize industrialization and large-scale operation of agriculture development.

Forestry

Shangsi County of Fangchenggang is a forestry county with a forestland area of 2,810,000 mu, forestry area of 2,300,000 mu, and with a volume of standing trees of 10,610,000 m3 and an annual timber output of 500,000 m3. As the timber is of high-quality, it will focus on the production of high value-added products such as plywood, fiberboard, particleboard, wooden floor, and furniture. In recent years, it will launch industry chain projects such as a furniture factory, and deep processing of rosin, particle board, wood floor, thick medium-density fiberboard cladding aluminum, special-type plywood, fireproof plywood and so on.

Aquatic Product

Fangchenggang has rich fishery resources and a convenient condition for import and export, which makes it enjoy a promising future in the development of mariculture, aquaculture and further processing. The coastal line of the whole city is 584 kilometers long, along which 254 islands, five large and small fishing ports exist, including Qisha Central Fishing Port, which is the a national-level fishing port and the second largest public fishing port in Guangxi.

The sea beach area is about 24,400 hectares, and the area of shallow sea water between 0-20 isobaths is about 129,900 hectares. Recently, the area of developable shallow sea beach is about 520,000 mu, and it has about 250 species of marine plankton and zooplankton, over 220 species of fish, about 100 species of shrimp, over 20 species of crab and about 100 species of shellfish.

The inland fresh water area within the city is about 30,900 hectares, among which the developable area is about 16,700 hectares. There are about 100 species here, including fish, shrimp, crab, and shellfish, among which over 30 species of fish are of high economic value.

In recent years, it will focus on eight major breeding bases, including a base for shrimp, pearl, deepwater fish cage, clam, tilapia, turtle, red-yolk sea duck egg and incense duck. It makes full use of the natural advantages of being adjacent to Vietnam and other ASEAN countries, and vigorously develops the processing trade industry of import and export seafood and exploits ASEAN market.

Livestock and Poultry Industry

Fangchenggang, adjacent to Beibu Gulf, belongs to the southern subtropical humid monsoon climate zone. It is a hilly land with sufficient sunshine, abundant rainfall, fertile land and rich water resources, suitable for the growth of all kinds of herbage.

Its planting area of high-quality herbage is over 100,000 mu, and its annual output of sugarscane stalk, straw, cornstalk, sweet potato vine and pineapple peel is over 1,000,000 tons.

The area suitable for grazing is about 1,000,000 mu. The annual output of high-quality feedstuff of the city is over 20,000 tons. As the city is the portal of the southwest, facing Southeast Asia, adjacent to Guangdong and near Hong Kong, its location will provide a broad market space for export processing trade of animal products. In addition, the city enjoys superior conditions, strong competitiveness and tremendous market potential to develop the grassing livestock and poultry industry.

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