The Minhang Economic and technological Development Zone is located in Shanghai, China's economic, financial and trade center, and is only 30 kilometers away from the city center.
The Development Zone is of a subtropical marine climate with an annual average temperature of 16.5 centigrade, an annual average precipitation of 1200 mm and a frost-free period of 230 days a year.
Communication and Transportation
The cargo wharf of the Zone is located by the Huangpu River. 15 kilometers away from the Zone, there is the 10-thousand-ton Longwugang International Sea Terminal, and the 10-thousand-ton Zhangxinbang International Container terminal is 43 kilometers away. Thus, the Zone is connected to many major ports in the world.
The Humin Expressway, connected to the national highway network, runs nearby to the downtown. The Huning Expressway, the Huhang Expressway and the loading and unloading area of the extension of the Xinmin Railway are also close by is close by, thus connecting the Zone to the national highway and railway networks.
The Zone is 27 kilometers away from the Hongqiao International Airport, a 30 minutes' drive along the Hu Min Highway and the Qixin Highway. A direct access to Pudong International Airport is also available via the Shanghai outer ring road.
Shanghai enjoys rich resources in education and scientific research, and is one of the cities in China with a high concentration of various types of talent and thus a high quality labour force. Many colleges and universities and scientific research institutes are located in the zone.
The Development Zone will lay emphasis on the development of the mechanical and electrical equipment industry as represented by rail transportation, the modern biological and pharmaceutical industry as represented by blood products, the beverage industry and the leisure food industries. The establishment of R&D units and high-tech enterprises are also encouraged.
(Source: Ministry of Commerce)