As one part of the China-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Exposition, the first phase of the Sino-ASEAN commercial park was completed Thursday in Nanning, capital of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
It covers 170 hectares of land, 110 hectares of which are for international business affairs -- the rest for ASEAN bases.
With the Sino-ASEAN expo in Nanning, the city has played key roles in pushing forward exchanges between China and ASEAN countries.
Besides the ten ASEAN countries, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and China's Hong Kong and Macao Special Administration Regions have set bases here.
In the park, 16 roads will be built in two phases. In the first phase, six roads, a total length of 7.84 km, have been built, with an investment of 334 million yuan (about 40.7 million US dollars).
(Xinhua News Agency September 30, 2005)