4. Shanhaiguan Port-neighbouring Economic Development Zone
Shanhaiguan Port-neighbouring Economic Development Zone is a provincial economic development zone approved by the provincial government. It is located in Mengjiang Town with a total planning area of 11.76 square kilometers. With the jurisdiction of 15 administrative villages and a population of 7,500 people, it extends to the east of the Dongsha River, to the west of Liaoning Province, to the south of the Beijing-Shenyang Expressway, and to the north of Beijing-Harbin railway. After seven years of hard working, the development zone has grown into a leading industry of economic development in Shanhaiguan District, a solid platform for attracting investment, a fine carrier for industrial agglomeration, and a new functional district for urban development.
The location advantage is unique. Shanhaiguan Port-neighbouring Economic Development Zone is located in the western Liaoning Corridor which is at the junction of the two giant economic zones of the Northeast and North China. It is the strategic pass to the Northeast, the central area of the economic circle around the Bohai Sea and has a convenient and fast three-dimensional transportation network. The supporting facilities are complete. The Development Zone attaches great importance to infrastructure and has invested 500 million RMB in its construction. It has completed four main roads in the region, and implemented various kinds of pipeline relocation, tap water, sewage, heat pipe network, electric power supporting facilities and so on. The basic facilities are improving day by day to ensure the construction and production needs of the enterprises. Human resources are abundant. Qinhuangdao City, which Shanhaiguan District is attached to, has 13 institutions of higher education such as Yanshan University, Hebei Normal University of Science and Technology, and 28 secondary vocational schools, which can train specialized talents for enterprises. Senior Technical School of Shanhaiguan Bridge Factory and Qinhuangdao Vocational and Technical School are specialized in training skilled workers. Each year more than 4000 senior technicians specialized in CNC machine tools, benchworkers, as well as electricians are sent to enterprises.
In 2016, Shanhaiguan Port-neighbouring Economic Development Zone gained 6.8 billion RMB of the main business, tax revenue of 140 million RMB, completed 970 million RMB of a fixed investment, introduced 100 million RMB of domestic capital and 41.2 million US dollars of foreign capital.