Chong­ming in Cor­sica link for Green am­bi­tion

Shanghai Daily - - TOP NEWS - Yang Meip­ing

CHONG­MING District’s plans to be­come a world-class eco­log­i­cal is­land with associated tourism have re­ceived a boost thanks to an agree­ment with Cor­sica that was signed at the expo.

The cham­bers of com­merce of Chong­ming District and Cor­sica signed the mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing to pro­mote trade and in­vest­ment co­op­er­a­tion in eco­log­i­cal pro­tec­tion, eco­log­i­cal agri­cul­ture, eco­log­i­cal tourism and or­ganic food.

Cor­sica is a French is­land known for its nat­u­ral re­serves, unique prod­ucts, long his­tory and vig­or­ous medium and small en­ter­prises.

One suc­cess is agri­cul­tural tourism, which has added sight­see­ing, leisure and ed­u­ca­tion to its forestry and hus­bandry in­dus­tries.

The num­ber of vis­i­tors to Cor­sica has been top­ping other tourism des­ti­na­tions in France.

Chong­ming will also ben­e­fit from tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vances in wa­ter re­source uti­liza­tion and pol­lu­tion treat­ment, in­ten­sive agri­cul­ture, and or­ganic food in­dus­trial chains.

Shang­hai Hu­man Re­sources and So­cial Se­cu­rity led sev­eral del­e­ga­tions to Cor­sica this year to reach the agree­ment.

The Cor­si­can cham­ber of com­merce and in­dus­try or­ga­nized more than 40 lo­cal medium and small en­ter­prises to par­tic­i­pate in the expo.

Their “Mediter­ranean Vil­lage” booth show­cased prod­ucts, in­clud­ing wines, olive oil and flow­ers.

The booth has re­ceived about 10,000 vis­i­tors a day since the expo kicked off on Mon­day and has reached more than 100 pur­chase agree­ments with deal­ers from Shang­hai, Tian­jin, Liaon­ing and In­ner Mon­go­lia, as well as e-com­merce re­tail­ers, such as JD and Shang­hai Ori­en­tal CJ Busi­ness Co.

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