Located in Hechi's Nandan county, Hechi Nandan Industrial Park is striving to become the world's largest lead and zinc production base and has seen rapid development this year.
In the first quarter of 2021, the total industrial output value of the park reached 5.26 billion yuan ($825 million), industrial added value hit 684 million yuan, and fixed asset investment reached 164 million yuan, up 44.96 percent, 12.29 percent and 10.63 percent respectively compared with the same period in 2019.
Nandan county is rich in nonferrous metals and it boasts proven reserves of more than 20 kinds of nonferrous metals – such as tin, antimony, zinc and indium. The county ranks first in China in terms of its tin reserves and second nationwide in terms of its antimony and lead reserves.
The park has already pushed forward progress on several nonferrous metal manufacturing projects. One of its key projects features the zinc oxygen pressure leaching technology of the Southern Nonferrous Metals Company, which has already opened its casting workshop. A total of 855 million yuan has already been invested in the project.