Jiading Industrial Zone
Jiading Industrial Zone, with an area of 24.5 sq. km, is an industrial zone with comprehensive functions including manufacturing, residence, commerce, tourism and entertainment and the manufacturing sector within plays a major role.
The development of the zone is implemented in three phases. Through three years of development for the area of 8.417 sq. km as a first phase, main roads, rain water drainage, sewage, water supply, telecommunications and cable facilities have formed a network. The pipeline for gas supply has been linked up in 4 sq. km, and infrastructure in other areas has been designed and is now under construction.
The zone enjoys quite a lot of advantages in regard to transportation, telecommunications, and science & technology. Transportation is convenient. Hu Jia Expressway, the first super highway in China's mainland, goes straight to the industrial zone and connects Yecheng Road, the trunk road of the zone. Cao An Highway and Hu Yi Highway, the national highways lead to the southern and northern parts of the zone respectively. No. 204 National Highway which is being constructed will be going through the whole area. Hu Ning Railway is near the zone. Nan Xiang marshall yard, the largest of its kind in East China, is only 6 kilometres away. The zone is 25 kilometres from the People's Square, Shanghai Railway Station, Hongqiao Airport, and the shipping terminals of Wu Song respectively.
There is a galaxy of talented persons here. In Jia Ding District,
there are two institutions of higher learning, namely Shanghai
University and Shanghai Science & Administration College.
Besides, there are some research institutes with over 6,000
science & technology personnel engaged in the research and
development of nuclear energy, computer, precision optical
machinery, laser, silicate, space aviation industries, etc.
Utilities such as gas, water, electricity and telecommunications facilities are complete. By the end of 1995, the telephone lines in Jia Ding have exceeded 20,000. Fax machines, mobile phones and beepers have become commonplace. A gas pipe of 500-millimetre diametre goes through the zone and a gas pipe of 700-millimetre diametre is under construction. A 3.5 kv transformer substation has been put into use. Five more substations are being planned. Besides, the supply of water in the zone is plentiful.