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Longping Biological Seed Industry Industrial Park Starts Construction

Updated: 2020-09-25

A launch ceremony for the Longping Biological Seed Industry Industrial Park, a landmark project to build the “Changsha·China Longping Seed Industry Silicon Valley”, was held at the Longping High-tech Park on September 23. A signing ceremony was held simultaneously. Huang Jiahui, deputy director of the Changsha Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee, was present. Changsha Vice Mayor Tan Yong attended and delivered a speech.

The Longping Biological Seed Industry Park is located on the east bank of the Liuyang River. It was jointly invested and will be constructed, and operated by CITIC Urban Development and Operation Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of CITIC Group, one of the world's top 500 companies; and, professional industrial operator Wuhan Donghu Hi-tech Group Co., Ltd.

The project has a total investment of 12 billion yuan and a construction area of 1.1 million square meters. It will rely on the biological breeding research team led by six academicians, including Yuan Longping; take advantage of scientific and educational resources of the Institute of Subtropical Agriculture under Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hunan Agricultural University, and Hunan Provincial Academy of Agricultural Sciences; gather and transform the innovation achievements of Yuelu Mountain Seed Industry Innovation Center. It aims to build a biological seed industry sci-tech innovation center, an enterprise incubation center, a public service center, and a highland for talent gathering.

After the project is fully put into operation, 10 national and provincial innovation platforms will be established; 300 high-level talents will be gathered; more than 800 high-quality biological seed industry and intelligent agricultural enterprises will be introduced and cultivated; and, the annual output value will reach 30 billion yuan.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen

Chinese source: changsha.gov.cn