Chongming's land is ready for investment from all over the world
The press conference for 2019 global agriculture investment in Chongming District was held at Shanghai International Convention Center on April 28.
Good quality of farming land in Chongming amounting almost 100,000 mu (67 square kilometers) is open to investment by high-quality agricultural businesses.
Chongming Island has a blueprint for conversion to environmentally-friendly and organic agricultural production. A quarter of the island is forested, one-third is basic farmland and it has two core water resources.
Organic farming produces fruit and vegetables throughout Shanghai. Natural wetlands, fresh air and clean waterways have made the island a favorite getaway spot for those seeking a respite from the urban hubbub.
Chongming’s natural resources and environmental advantages make the area ideal for crop development.
“Ecological industry is the core of making Chongming a world-class eco-island,” said Li Zheng, director of Chongming District. “Chongming aims to promote the development of green agriculture innovation with ecological, high-quality and international ideas.”
In 2019, the investment plan offers 128 plots of 100 mu. Of them is 82,000 mu owned by the township (including the economic land under the forest), two plots owned by the real estate group totaling more than 17,000 mu and 680 mu owned by the Bright Foods. In addition, there are four plots of the district-level state-owned agricultural land, totaling 2,600 mu.
This year, Chongming’s agricultural investment focuses on modern agricultural planting, leisure agriculture, factory farming and under-forest economy. In addition to media promotion, a targeted investment model has been adopted for the first time this year.
“Peer-to-peer” aims at world-class enterprises, domestic industry leaders and large-scale group companies. Consulates, countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative will be invited to invest, as will provincial chambers of commerce, domestic agricultural enterprises, flower companies and cross-border groups.
Leaders of Chongming District will also visit enterprises such as the Armada Group of the Netherlands, the Danziger Group of Israel, Country Garden and New Hope, promoting investment and building a bridge between government and enterprises.
WeChat account "崇明农业招商," or “Chongming Agricultural Investment Promotion,” has been upgraded for investment promotion services, with information of the township, area, prices, turnover period and land use of each plot.
Entities that meet the standards can apply for urban agricultural projects, and science and technology agricultural projects. The projects cover all stages of production, processing, sales, researching and development.These entities can have funding support, low interest loans, preferential price policy and exemption from VAT concessions at the national, municipal and district levels.
Please scan the QR code to check the WeChat account “崇明农业招商" or call 400-820-6612 for more information.