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JINPU NEW AREA, DALIAN大連金普新區

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Get to know Dalian’s Jinpu New Area

新核心地段

商業新區:大連金普新區

THE JINPU NEW AREA in China’s northeastern city of Dalian is a fast growing industrial hub that was established by the government in 2014. It sprawls over more than 2,000 square kilometres.

Last year, the government launched the Dalian Free Trade Zone there to help revitalise the country’s rust belt – that is, the once heavily industrialised provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang. Liaoning, where Dalian is located, fell into a recession last year. But the area is looking for a turnaround, especially through new industries residing in Jinpu New Area, including automobile production, bonded logistics and equipment manufacturing.

There are about 20,000 businesses now operating in the area, according to the government, some of which are international, such as Volkswagen, which has a large factory as part of a joint venture with a Chinese manufacturer. Other global companies including Pfizer, Canon and Hyundai have joint ventures with Chinese companies and operate factories there.

As part of the effort to revive Dalian’s economy, the government is making it easier to set up shop in the area: the approval time for new companies has been reduced from 10 business days to just one.

Because of the Jinpu New Area’s proximity to Japan and South Korea, the government has set up a port there with hopes that it will eventually flourish as a trade and logistics centre. There are also specialised port terminals for receiving ore, oil, grain and containers.

金普新區位於中國東北城市大連,佔地逾 2,000 平方公里,發展迅速,是政府於2014 年建立的工業樞紐。

去年,政府創立大連自貿區,以振興中國的銹鐵 地帶(意指曾是工業重鎮但現已式微的地區) ,即遼寧省、吉林省及黑龍江省。大連所在的遼寧省於去年陷入經濟衰退,正現 奮力翻身,造就在金普新區興起的汽車生產、保稅物流及器材製造等產業。

根據政府的官方數據,約目前 有兩萬間企業在區內營,運 包括一些國際,企業例如福士汽車與一家中國生產商合資,在 那裡設立一間規模龐的大 廠房。其他與中國公司合資在本地開設廠房的際國 企業,還有輝瑞藥廠、佳能及現代汽。車等

此外,為振興大連的經濟,地方政府更大開方便之門,簡化申請設立新公司的官僚程序。以往當局審批新企業成立需時十個工作天,如今只需一天便能辦妥。

由於金普新區鄰近日本,與南韓亦近在咫尺,於是政府在那裡興建港口,希望有朝一日這個地區可發展為貿易及物的流 中心。本區另設有專用碼頭,供礦石、石油、穀物及貨櫃進口。

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