Xianhu Economic Development Zone of Nanning (hereafter as Xianhu Development Zone), under preparation since June 1993, was established officially in April 1994 and was approved in 2001 by the Autonomous Region to be a provincial development zone. At the end of 2001, Nanning Municipal Government and Nanning Municipal Party Committee made the decision to establish the Xianhu Development Zone as one of the economic and technological development zones in Nanning. The Zone has a planned area for first-phase construction of 18 square km and the planned land for future construction of 46 square km which will be divided into 3 functional districts--the west district, the south district and the east district. Located in the east of Fenglin New District of Nanning, with the entrance and exit of to the Guihai Express Highway and with the Yong River running nearby, Xianhu Development Zone enjoys convenient transportation and good environment. Thus it serves as an important access to the sea of the southwest China. The development Zone focuses on the development of real estate, education, recreation and entertainment, as well as new and high technology. There are a total of 13 real estate enterprises, and 10 industrial and commercial enterprises, three of which are enterprises involving foreign funds. In 2001, the Development Zone introduced a total of 142 projects, representing a contractual investment value of 3.8 billion Yuan and the investment in actual use in the amount of 1.02 billion Yuan, accomplished a turnover of technology industry, industry and trade of 130 million Yuan, the foreign investment in actual use of 300,000 Yuan, the gross industrial turnover of 32 million Yuan, the foreign exchanges earned of 2.2 million US dollars and the 9.5 million Yuan of revenue.
Major Developments in Construction
In 2001, the officials of the Xianhu Development Zone invested a total of 12.08 million Yuan in the construction of infrastructure, which allowed the completion of a series of the projects, including the transformation project of lamps along Xiqu Avenue, the transfer project of communication cable, the construction of Yinhu Residential District and the extension of Binjiang section of Nanpu Road, as well as another 1 million Yuan for city reforestation projects. By 2001 a cumulative total of 320 million Yuan have been invested in infrastructure construction, at least 80 million of which was used for speeding up the construction pace of Yongjiang Bridge in Yongning County, and the Nanpu Second-class Road (the northern section), both of which were completed in September 1996. The investment also allowed the completion of the construction of a road network covering an area of 620,000 square meters, the completion of the excavation of 7 million cubic meters of earth and the laying of 100km of drain pipes. Five million Yuan of the total investment was used for the completion of the construction of residential district and the reforestation projects of main roads, the water supply system project in the Mocun Peninsular the Xiqu Water Works project, and a 23,000 meter-long 10 kilovolt high voltage line and a 20,000 meter-long low voltage line. The Development Zone has also completed the construction of telecommunication facilities that have a capacity of 3000 program-controlled telephones.
Suitable Environment for Construction
At the beginning of 2001, the Administrative Committee of Xianhu Development Zone set up a investment service center, which provides investors with a coordinated process of service concerning project approval, construction, site registration, and the handling of applications for installation of water and electric power supply systems. The efficient and excellent service has been well received by investors. The Administrative Committee also worked as needed. At the construction site enterprises address the problems that needed prompt solution. The Administrative Committee set up a local police station for enhancing the attack against criminals, so as to create a safe and good social environment for the local residents and the investors.