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  Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone

Shanghai Waigaoqiao FTZ is the counry's biggest and oldest free trade zone approved by the State Council in June 1990. It incorporates various functions including free trade, export processing, logistic warehousing and bonded commodities¡±displaying. The FTZ has 10 square km projection area, among which 7.52 square km is now under operation and development. After 11 years¡±development and construction, the FTZ has got 5022 projects approved by the end of 2001, with the total investment of 6.561 billion USD and investors from 66 countries and regions in the world. Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone has established relationship with 127 countries and regions around the world.

The geographic location
Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone (the zone) lies in the northeast of Shanghai and at the intercourse of Yangtze River and the eastern coast of China. It is 40 minutes¡±drive from the zone to Hongqiao International Airport, 20 minutes to Pudong International Airport, 35 minutes to Shanghai Railway Station, 20 minutes to No. 2 Subway line and 30 minutes to People's Square in the center of the City. The elevated south-north inner ring in downtown area, Yan'an Dong Channel tunnel and Yan'an elevated inner ring enable the traffic from the city center to the FTZ to be more convenient. The Outer Ring goes through the east side of FTZ and runs across Huangpu River at Zhang Huabang area, and reaches Wu Song Harbor area. It joins up with the country's traffic network, especially the highways.

The basic infrastructure

Road
Yanggao Road is the main highway from south to north in Pudong New Area. It's 50 meter wide and 24.5 km long, and links FTZ with Puxi through Yangpu and Nanpu suspension bridges. The elevated south-north inner beltway in downtown area, Yan'an Dong Channel tunnel and Yan'an elevated inner beltway enables the traffic from the city center to the FTZ to be more convenient. It only takes 40 minutes by car from city center to the FTZ. The Outer Circle goes through the east side of FTZ and runs across Huangpu River at Zhang Huabang area, and reaches Wusong Harbor area. It joins up with the country's traffic network, especially the highways.
Water
Linqiao water plant with a daily capacity of 400,000 MT is operational. Waigaoqiao FTZ has paved 1000 mm water pipes, 300, 500, 800mm water pipes. The average pressure can reach 147 kilopa, and the quality of the water accords with the state's drinking water standard.
Electricity
The Waigaoqiao power station locates in the east of Waigaoqiao free trade zone, which provides 5,400,000 kilowatts. The first issue has input the east china electric web, the capacity is 1,200,000 kilowatts. The second issue of 1,800,000 kilowatts is on the construction. Waigaoqiao plans to construct 134 transformer substations and each one will provide 35 thousand kv. Besides, a 220 thousand kv. transformer substation will be built. Now five 35 thousand kv. transfromer substations have been put to use and the current power supply capability is 200 thousand kv.
Gas
Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone has paved 100-500 mm pipes for the transmission of natural gas. The completed pipelines amount to 45.4 kilometers. The supply of natural gas can reach 136 thousand cubic meters per day and the heat value can be 1.36 billion kilo-calories per day.
Heat Waigaoqiao Heating Power Co., Ltd., is in charge of designing, consulting and providing control heating of the FTZ Central Heating project. Currently 20 km heating pipe line has been constructed with heating capacity of 200 ton per hour.
Telecommunication
Waigaoqiao FTZ has established the perfect telecommunications infrastructure including ray cables. Waigaoqiao FTZ has formed the telecommunications offices building, the telecommunications lines¡±capability amounts to 160 thousand. Succeeds in dredging ESDN, ADSL lines. Provides all kinds of IT information service including DDN data special web, internet high speed connect, services trusteeship, broad band connect and ISP internet increment business etc.
Ecological Environment
The atmosphere quality of the FTZ has reached the first standard (GB 3095-82) of the country; the water quality reaches the standard (GB 3838-88) of the country as well and the environment noise is better than the country's city environmental vibration criterion.
 
 
 
 
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