Sanming is located in Northwestern Fujian. It's a newly built industry city and one of nationwide and hygiene
cities and in 1993 was listed into one of the coastal economic opening zone by the state
council with its jurisdiction over nine counties, two districts and one city, a total area
of 22,900 km2 and a population of 2.647 million. Since the reform and opening
up, Sanming has made a great progress in economic construction. In 1998, GNP of sanming
reached 22.47 billion yuan and the first industry added value 6.34 billion yuan, the
secondary industry added value 8.79 billion yuan, the tertiary industries added value 7.34
billion yuan, the gross output value of township enterprises 18.3 billion yuan, the
financial revenue with in the budget 1.75 billion yuan and the total value for foreign
trade export 0.144 billion USD.
Sanming is the Comprehensive Transforming Experimental Zone of
the Collective Forest in Southern China for its richful forestry resources with many
species of trees. The forest coverage rate is 76.8%, timber reserve 115 million m3,
accounting for the one third of the reserve in Fujian, providing 2 million m3 of
commodity timber, 20 million pieces of commodity bamboo, 80,000 tons of bamboo shoots and
30,000 tons of resin, therefore it enjoys a good name of Green Treasure-house in Fujian
Sanming has got it nickname as Mineral Treasure Bowl for its
richful mineral resources, 79 kinds of metal and nonmetal minerals have been proven, among
which 50 kind of the deposit have been proven. The large reserve include coal, iron,
wolfram, aluminium, stannum, manganese, barite, limestone, marble and sapphire. Barite is
one of the richful mines in China and wolfram, manganese and sapphire also take an
important position in the mineral resources in Fujian, even in China.
Sanming is rich in water resources with Shaxi, Jinxi, and Youxi
as its main rivers, belonging to the Minjiang River, 875 km in total length and the annual
total runoff flow rate 22.88 billion m3. The Shaxi River is the largest in
Sanming, 320 km in total length, running through seven counties with the total annual
runoff flow rate of 11 billion m3, the potential installed capacity is 1.7
million Kw, among which 910,000 kw has been developed.
Sanming is also rich in tourism resources for its beautiful
mountains and rivers and particular scenic spots. The main scenic spots include the Golden
Lake in Taining, Yuhua and Jinhua Caves in Jiangle, Taoyuan Cave and Linyin Stone Forest
in Yong'an, Dripping Rock in Mingxi, Tianer Cave
in Ninghua, Qixian Cave and Taojing Mountain in Shaxian, Huli Cave and Qixing Rock in
Qingliu, Geshikao Natural Protection, Longquan Mountain, Ruiyun Cave in the downtown of
Sanming and Longxi Mountain in Jiangle, among which Golden Lake in Taining and Stone
Forest, Taoyuan Cave is country level scenic beauties. The famous relics include the birth
place of zhuxi in Youxi and the Minister House in Ming Dynasty in Taining. The ancient
architecture include Anzhen Bao in Yong'an and Shibi Village the
originating place of the Hakkas in Ninghua and so on.
A solid foundation of industry has been laid for Sanming. It is
an important base for raw material industry in Fujian Province with a full system of such
industries as metallurgy, chemical, coal, machinery, textile, printing and dyeing,
plastics, papermaking, forestry, building materials, electronics and medicine. There are
44 large and medium-sized enterprises with the provincial level largest enterprises in
such as steel, fertilizer, cement, chemical fibre, pringting and dyeing, coal in Sanming.
Sanming is also the main base in Fujian for commodity grani.
There are 9 commodity grain base counties in provincial level, among which eight counties
are state-level, with supply of grain of 170 million Kg in 1998. The native products
including lotus seeds in Jianing, Jin mandarin orange and gingko in Youxi, Huanai in
Shaxian and ramie in Datian are well known. Ninghua and Qingliu are two largest
flue-tobacco producing counties in Fujian Province.
Sanming enjoys an ideal investment environment, since the reform
and opening up, the investment environment are steadily perfected. The railway from Yintan
to Xiamen runs through its boundary and the traffic mileage in the boundary reaches 10,000
km. The No.205 National Highway Yong'an-Sanming-Shaxian is
connected with the No.316 national highway, 20 ton-container truck may get to Fuzhou, the
capital of Fujian and Xiamen Special Economic zone directly, the No.212 Provincial Highway
from Sanming to Jiaowei of Xianyou may directly get to Meizhou Bay and Xiamen Port. In
this year we plan to build Sanming Section of Jingfu Expressway which will be able to
greatly improve the traffic conditions into and out of Sanming. The township above
exchange program controlled telephone has been realized with such advanced communication
means as IDD, fax, portable phone, radio-paging etc. What's
more, the services relating foreign oriented economy such as finance, transport, commodity
inspection, customs merchandise sanitary inspection and animals and plants inspection have
all been set up. The implementation of the comprehensive development of the Shaxi River in
sailing and power will bring it realized for 300 ton-ships from Sanming directly to
Fuzhou. Sanming is also a nationwide civilized and hygiene city. Therefore it is an ideal
and reliable place for foreign businessmen to invest.
Sanming warmly welcome all walks of life from abroad to invest
and to proper your enterprises and for sightseeing and tourism.