Hill Xiao Tuan Herb Farm Project
1) Project Name
Hill Xiao Tuan Herb Farm
2) Project Location
Ming Chuan township, Fei Xi county, Hefei
3) Project background and its advantages
Located in the Yangtze River Delta region and with a rapid development of economy, Hefei’s ability to hold international conference is much stronger than before so that it owns a favorable prospect of international conference market development. In recent years, the leisure economy has become a new luminescent spot of the economic development, especially in cities periphery. Leisure tourism also has a booming development. In 2008, Hefei’s total tourism revenue is 13.246 billion RMB, growth of 32.1%. Tourism industry develops so rapidly that the citizens are eager for tourism products. Therefore, the broad tourism market can assure a sound development of the project.
Hill Xiao Tuan, located in Ming Chuan township, Fei Xi county, Hefei, has a Convenient transportation. In the whole county, there are railroad Nanjing-Xi’an, railroad Hefei-Jiujiang, rapid transit railway Shanghai-Wuhan-Chengdu, high speed road Hefei-Nanjing, Hefei-Zhangjiajie, Hefei-Yeji and 9 national and provincial highways like No. 206 national highway and No. 312 national highway and so on. At the same time, its waterway connects with the Yangtze River directly through Lake Chao. Hill Xiao Tuan, 800 meters away from the former residence of Taiwan governor Liu Ming Chuan, is originally for training soldiers. Close to mountain Zi Peng beauty spot, Hill Xiao Tuan also has a picturesque landscape. Its average temperature is 15.4 celsius degree and average amount of precipitation is 1000 milliliter and average humidity is 70%. Thanks to its natural conditions, Hill Xiao Tuan is an ideal place to plant herb and to develop ecological tourism agriculture.
4) Project Content and Scale
The project, taking herb sightseeing tourism, international conference service, organic agricultural planting and processing as its carrier, decides to build a resource conservation and environment friendly ecological farms. Its consumer groups are international conference participants, white-collar, etc. The project covers an area of 200 mu(a unit of area, one mu equals about 666.67 square meter)and its building area is about 25,100 square meter. It plans to build a cooperative housing、sightseeing greenhouse、butterfly garden、watchtower、comprehensive hall、gym、mountain bike track around the hill、Sino-British College、herb plantation、two swimming pools, etc.
5) Total investment and capital introduction
Total investment: 95 million RMB, capital invested: 11 million RMB, other attract investment
6) Economic benefit
The annual sales revenue of the project is estimated to be 60 million RMB by developing some businesses such as leisure tourism, international conference reception, and agricultural product sales, students’summer camp. Deducting the operating costs and taxes, the profit can amount to more than 28 million RMB and the investment capital can be recovered within 3 years.
7) Project Progress
In 2007, a management team represented by Professor Guo Zhong Yi obtained a 50-year right of use of Hill Xiao Tuan. They established a farm which covered an area of 200 mu(a unit of area, one mu equals about 666.67 square meter). The farm, by January 2010, has been developed about 60 mu and its 20%construction has been completed. At present, it has received many foreign tourists.
8) Ways of cooperation
Cooperative investment and cooperation
9) Project organizer information
Hefei Zhishang agricultural development Co. , LTD was established in 2006 by Professor Guo Zhong Yi who is the president of Hefei countrymen's Association of Taiwan and the professor of department of physics of Taiwan Soochow University. At that time, it was also jointly invested by more than 10 professors of Taiwan educational, cultural and scientific field. The registered capital of the company is 2.5 million RMB.
10) Contact information
Contact: Zhuang Hui Ying