Pengzhou city, located in the northwest of Chengdu, is one of 19 districts (cities and counties) of Chengdu. It is 25 kilometers away from urban area of Chengdu, within the half-hour economic circle linking Chengdu, Mianyang and Deyang. The city covers an area of 1421 square kilometers with 805.3 thousand people, 20 towns and 353 villages. The topography of Pengzhou is known as 60% mountains areas, 10% of river valleys and 30% of plains.
Pengzhou is the key area for the development of ancient Shu Kingdom with 3000-year history and civilization. It is renowned as Golden Area of Sichuan, Famous Place of Shu Kingdom and Han Dynasty. The cultural relics unearthed in Pengzhou are at the same culture layer with Sanxingdui cultural relics. There are approximately 6,000 pieces of cultural relics, 139 of which are rated as National level I, ranking number one in all China’s county (city) -level museums.
Pengzhou has 9 high-level roads for entry and exit, including Chengdu-Pengzhou highway, Chengdu-Deyang-Mianyang highway, Chengdu-Deyang fast track, Pengzhou part of Shaxi Route, all of these contribute to seamless transportation network. It only takes 30 minutes of driving from Pengzhou urban area to Chengdu, Deyang, Mianyang and other key cites. There is one railway with annual transportation capacity of 20 million tons; Chengdu-Pengzhou Fast Passenger traffic railway will soon be open to traffic.
The urban area of Pengzhou is 70 km away from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. It takes 40 minutes of driving to get there. This airport has flights to 70 domestic cities and 26 countries and regions. Port of Chengdu, Port of Luzhou and Port of Chongqing are within three-hour drive away from Pengzhou, which greatly facilitates the flow of goods between Pengzhou and Chengdu through waterway.
There are three ways of transportation: road, railway, and channel. Road is the main way of transportation.
Modern Petrochemical Industry: Modern petrochemical production base is built based on 800 thousand tons of output of ethylene and 10 million tons of output of Petroleum Refinery Engineering of Petro China. It is estimated that the main business revenue of petrochemical production base will hit 100 billion RMB, main business revenue of Petrochemical related industry will reach 10 billion RMB and industrial added value will be 24 billion RMB by 2015.
Modern Home Textile and Apparel: We will build Pengzhou into the City of Home textile and apparel. There are over 600 home textile and apparel enterprises in Pengzhou, 80 of which are renowned enterprises. It is expected that there will be 5,000 garment-making and supporting enterprises with more than 33 billion RMB investment and 100 billion RMB production and sales volume by 2012.
Modern Agriculture and Agricultural Logistics: Pengzhou is one of five vegetable production bases in China, with annual output of 800 thousand mu of green vegetables, 100 thousand mu of Ligusticum wallichii and Phellodendron amurense as well as 40thousand mu of Red kiwi. Sichuan International Transaction Center of Agricultural Products will soon be put into operation. Western China Logistics and Transaction Center of Agricultural Products is now under construction, and Penghzou holds “China -Pengzhou Vegetable Exhibition” every year.
Recreation and Tourism: The National Longmen Mountain Geopark, Bailu town of traditional Chinese and exotic French styles, Danjing Mountain scenic spot, etc.
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Administrative system: Pengzhou Municipal Party Committee, Standing Committee of Pengzhou People's Congress, The people’s Government of Pengzhou, Pengzhou Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Government Affairs Service: Build first-class service center for government affairs in Sichuan province.
Agencies for serving enterprises: Industry and Science Information Technology Bureau, Rural Development Bureau, Investment Promotion Bureau, Administration Office of Scenic Spots, Administration Office of Petrochemical Base, Industrial Development Zone, etc.
Pengzhou is in the subtropical humid climate zone of Sichuan basin. The climate is mild and humid with annual temperature at 15.7 degrees Celsius. The forest coverage rate is 50.1%. Social security of Pengzhou is good and Pengzhou is an ecological and livable city in the suburbs of Chengdu.
There are now six business hotels, twenty-one Social inns, one four-star hotel in Pengzhou, and three above four-star hotels are under construction. The construction of Big shopping malls including Wal-Mart, RT-Market is speeding up its process.
Service Facilities: There is one City Park, one Cultural Center, two Fitness Centers, one Municipal Library, 20 Township libraries, and 340 Village libraries.
Health Service Facilities: There is one Third-Grade Class-B hospital, namely Pengzhou Municipal People’s Hospital, one National Chinese Medicine Demonstration Hospital—Pengzhou Municipal Chinese Medicine Hospital, 46 township health centers and 12 municipal medical institutions. West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Teaching Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and other medial institutes in Chengdu provide high-level medical service for people.
Educational Resources: There is one university, 3 vocational colleges, 31 secondary schools, and 22 primary schools in Pengzhou. Pengzhou people have access to enjoy educational resources in Chengdu, including 60 universities and colleges such as Sichuan University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and 2700 institutions for scientific research.
Recreation and Leisure: Main ways to relax is to travel to countryside and enjoy urban entertainment, Pengzhou has food specialty such as duck intestines hotpot and guokwei②.Every year, Pengzhou holds celebrations such as International Peony Fair, Countryside Flower Festival, Food Festival and Beer Festival. Note②: Guokwei is a famous food specialty of Jundun town. It is made from flour and is circular in shape.