China to develop 8 uninhabited islands offshore Zhanjiang

13:32, April 26, 2011      

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Zhanjiang in China's costal province of Guangdong has eight islands inscribed on the first list of uninhabited islands available for development recently released by the country's State Oceanic Administration (SOA). So far, all of the eight islands have been leased out.

The Zhanjiang Bureau of Ocean and Fisheries said on April 25 that many enterprises and individuals had inquired and applied to be an “island owner.” Certain companies have signed agreements with the municipal government to develop the eight islands, of which Sandun Island and some other islands will be developed into tourist sites.

Guangdong tops the SOA's list with 60 uninhabited sea islands, which will mainly be developed for purposes of tourism, public services, transportation, manufacturing, fisheries, agriculture, or forestry.

An official at the Zhanjiang Bureau of Ocean and Fisheries said that the majority of the uninhabited sea islands will be developed into tourist attractions because it will be good for protecting the ecological environment on the islands, and for maintaining a balance between the economic development and island environment protection.

Guo Jinjie, an associate professor at Guangdong Ocean University, said that there are 32 islands of various sizes scattered around Zhanjiang's Leizhou Peninsula. Some of them, especially the Techeng Island, have developed into popular vacation spots in recent years. Since the neighboring Hainan Island has become a well-known international tourism island, Zhanjiang's sea islands will gain a big geographical advantage and attract a large number of foreign tourists.

By People's Daily Online

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