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|Wednesday, March 07, 2001, updated at 11:07(GMT+8)|
China Builds Asia's Largest Traditional Medicine PlantThe first phase of Asia's largest plant for extracting and processing traditional herbal medicine was completed in Wuhu Bio-medical Science and Technology Garden in east China's Anhui province.
Covering 3 square km., the project is the third largest in the world.
The construction of the second phase of the project will begin soon. A Chinese company spent 1 billion yuan (about US$120 million) introducing a production line from Germany to extract essence from natural herbs in large quantities with super critical hydro-sulphur dioxide.
This technology represents the latest trend in the development of life sciences and is very important to industrialized the traditional herbal medicine.
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