The Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone (NETDZ) is located in the northeast suburbs of Nanjing, 5 kilometers from the city center, close to the Xinshengyu Foreign Trade Harbor, China's largest inland-river harbor, and the Second Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing.
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12 meters deep perennially, the Xinshengyu Harbor, China's largest inland-river port, is able to berth 12 marine vessels of over 2,5000 tons. The freight is shipped to 188 ports in 78 countries and regions through more than 10 international routes. Its annual handling capacity comes up to 10 million tons of goods for foreign trade and the container handling capacity is 300,000 TEUs.
The Second Yangtze River Bridge goes across the zone. Roads in the zone are well connected with the round-the-city Ring Road, the Nanjing-Shanghai Expressway, the Airport Expressway, and six state-level highways (Nanjing-Hangzhou, Nanjing-Maanshan, Nanjing-Hefei, Nanjing-Liangyungang Highways, etc.).
The Nanjing North City Loop Railway runs straight to the NETDZ and the harbor areas. Through the Yaohuamen Railway Grouping Center, which is the largest railway hub in East China, the railway is linked to the trunk lines of the Jin-Pu, Hu-Ning, and Wan-Gan Railways.
The NETDZ is 50km away from the Nanjing Lukou International Airport, 40 minutes' drive by the expressway.
The NETDZ is near the Nanjing Xianlin University Town, which gathers prestigious institutions of higher learning, and therefore is a big bank of talents for research and information.
High-tech products take up more than 70 percent of the NETDZ's gross industrial output. Six pillar industries are electronic information, bio-pharmacy, light-industrial machinery, refined chemical industry, new materials, and modern logistics and storage. These industries contribute more than 90 percent of the total economic output of the zone.
The first category of encouraged industries is composed of the six pillar industries of electronic information, bio-pharmacy, light-industrial machinery, refined chemical industry, new materials, and modern logistics and storage. The second category is export processing industry and the third category is IT industry such as the production of flat panel monitors.
(Source: Ministry of Commerce)