Dongtai City to cooperate with Shanghai in tourism, agriculture

Dongtai City in eastern China's Jiangsu Province is gearing up its cooperation with Shanghai in tourism, agriculture and industry development.
Ti Gong

A cluster of log cabins at Huanghai National Forest Park

Dongtai City in eastern China's Jiangsu Province is gearing up cooperation with Shanghai in tourism, agriculture and industry development as part of the Yangtze River Delta integration process.

Dongtai has set up a tourist service center in Shanghai, which will host a variety of self-driving and tour activities to the city's tourist attractions, including Huanghai National Forest Park, Anfeng Ancient Street and Xixi Scenic Spot, Dongtai officials said.

The Huanghai National Forest Park, a 4A national tourist attraction home to more than 250 varieties of plants and about 240 species of birds, is known as a natural oxygen bar, while the Xixi tourist attraction is the birth place of a famous Chinese love story between Dong Yong and a fairy.

Zhang Jie

Dongtai's wetland landscape

The Dongtai watermelon, known for its sweet and crisp flavor, is popular with Shanghainese, and the city will develop its organic fruit and vegetable industry to serve the dining tables of Shanghai residents.

The city has recently signed 20 projects with investment totaling 6.2 billion yuan (US$971.2 million), covering electronic information, new materials, equipment manufacturing, and modern agriculture.

It has also signed off 12 robotics projects covering technological development, industrial incubation and manufacturing as the robotics industry has become a highlight of its economic development.

The green coverage of Dongtai reaches 41.8 percent, and its number of good or excellent air quality days exceeds 75 percent every year.

It will take just 45 minutes to travel between Dongtai and Shanghai upon completion of the Yancheng Nantong high speed railway in 2020.

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