Marine industrial park in Zhuhai releases 10-year development plan
The Lanhai (Blue Sea) Sci-tech Industrial Park, located in Jinyin Bay of the Zhuhai National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, began construction and welcomed the settlement of its first five projects on May 19.
The park's construction, management, and operation will be overseen by the Southern Marine Science & Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Zhuhai) and it will give priority to the development of marine industries. It also plans to develop other industries such as biomedicine, new materials, electronic information, agriculture, high-end equipment, new energy, and island development.
It is expected that the park will strive to introduce and cultivate more than 500 hi-tech marine enterprises, over 300 specialized, elaborative, characteristic, and emerging small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as three to five strategic emerging marine industry clusters by 2033.
Project signing ceremony [Photo by Zhong Fan / Zhuhai Media Group]
By then, the park will basically become a cluster for the modern marine industry. It will have global influence and be known as a specialized industrial park focused on marine science and technology.
The initial area of Phase I of the park has a total area of 6,000 square meters (1.5 acres) and will start operation in the second half of 2023. Being adjacent to the Southern Marine Science & Engineering Guangdong Laboratory and Sun Yat-sen University's Zhuhai campus in Tangjiawan, the area enjoys a beautiful natural environment, convenient transportation, and supporting facilities such as catering, accommodations, gyms, and commercial centers.
Sun Dongbai, deputy director of the Southern Marine Science & Engineering Guangdong Laboratory, said that the park will provide distinctive services, including testing, pilot transformation, business registration, human resources, and legal consulting, for enterprises that settle in the park. The park has also planned to set up a marine industrial fund of more than 1 billion yuan ($143 million) to support innovation projects in their start-up stages.