Leizhou benefits from an advantageous location, as it is along the east of the South China Sea, west of the Beibu Gulf, and north of Zhanjiang city, connecting Guangdong, Hainan provinces and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
With a total population of 1.6 million people, Leizhou covers an area of 3,662 square kilometers; with multiple highways and railways running through the territory, such as the G207 and Yuehai (Guangdong-Hainan) Railway. The urban area is only 30 kilometers away from Zhanjiang Airport.
Leizhou has 16 ports, with domestic routes reaching ports of Haikou, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macao, and foreign routes reaching more than 10 countries and regions.
With a cultivated land area of 1.52 million mu (101,333 hectares), Leizhou is the national production base for commodity grain, sugar, pearls, fruits and eucalyptus forests, as well as the Guangdong provincial production base for vegetables, aquatic products and livestock.
The county-level city links six separate industries including the sugar industry, fruit processing, aquatic processing, wood processing and machinery manufacturing and electronics.
Local government has implemented a series of preferential policies to promote investment and capital introduction as well as encouraging policies to assist the development of private businesses, such as setting up an administrative service center, implementing one-stop services, establishing agency systems for major projects, creating a good investment environment and improving work efficiency.
The Leizhou Industrial Park has laid out a plan to set up strong industrial zones, including the Fenyong Industrial Zone, Shentang Industrial Zone and Wushi Coastal Industrial Zone.
Shentang Industrial Zone
The planning area of the Shentang Industrial Zone (沈塘工业区) is 20,000 mu (1333 hectares) and it will be located in the area that connects Donghai Island and Leizhou's cross-sea channel -- Tongming Estuary area.
It is expected to become an industrial agglomeration area for fine chemicals, biological engineering and pharmaceutical, electronics, building materials, matching development of auto building, motorcycle parts manufacturing and assembly, logistics, warehousing, life services and tourism services.
Depending on the iron and steel of Donghai Island and petrochemical industry base of Zhanjiang, raw materials will be provided for chemical products, to develop the fine chemical industry chain and the petrochemical supporting industries.