Geographical and transportation advantages:
Taishan is a junction between Pearl River Delta and western Guangdong enjoying a considerable geographical advantage. The Western Guangdong Coastal Expressway and Xinhui-Taishan Expressway connect Taishan to Guangzhou in the north, Zhuhai and Macau in the East, Yangjiang, Maoming and Zhanjiang in the west within one to three hours’ traveling distance. After the completion of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, it will only take 1.5 hours to reach Hong Kong; in the future, Taishan will be connected by Guangzhu Railway which is currently under construction, the Western Guangdong Coastal Railway scheduled for commencement at the end of this year, the Xinxing-Guanghai railway currently under planning, as well as Pearl River Delta Intercity Rail. With a coast (island) line of 671 kilometers, 95 islands of various sizes and abundant deep water resources, Taishan has the favorable condition for port construction. Particularly, Chuanshan Archipelago is only 12 sea miles from international shipping line and has more than 30km of deep water coast. According to the survey and findings of the Research Institute of the Ministry of Transportation, Chuanshan Archipelago is suitable for constructing a 200,000-300,000 ton large deep water port owing to little back-silting, wide water space, small waves, short shipping route and long deepwater coastline, and a great scope for the development of harbor area.
Moreover, a class II 2,000-tonnage port for public service is located within Taishan Industrial Town. In the southern part of Taishan, a 10,000 tonnage operation zone has been built in Guanghai Port which is a class I port, and a 50,000-100,000 tonnage deepwater port has been included in China’s 12th Five Year Program.
Currently many of the developed regions in Pearl River Delta has met with “growing pains” such as resource shortage and environmental pollution, while Taishan, being an less-developed region, possess advantages in terms of resources and environment as compared with developed regions. As an electrical energy industry base of China, Taishan enjoys sufficient energy supply which can fully satisfy the production need of companies; moreover, the government of Taishan has released a unique ”direct purchase of electricity” policy, pursuant to which, companies in Taishan with certain amount of power consumption need may directly fix electricity price with Taishan Power Plant through an application and approval process in order to obtain a preferential rate which is about 0.1 Yuan lower than normal grid price per kilowatt hour, thus significantly saving production cost.
With a working-age population of more than 400,000, Taishan is able to provide a rural surplus workforce of than 200,000. Taishan is a leading city of Guangdong in terms of education, owning more than 10 national level and provincial level vocational schools, training more than ten thousands of people annually, and capable of providing sufficient skilled talents to companies.
Moreover, due to its proximity to Gudou Mountain in the east, Shihua Mountain in the South, Yaji Mountain and Xihua Mountain in the west, and Tan River in the north, Taishan Industrial Town is endowed with a beautiful and habitable environment which is favorable for business, living and tourism, laying a solid foundation for an eco-friendly development in the Industrial Town.