Advantageous Geographical Position
2009.04.24

 

Foshan is situated at the juncture of East and Southeast Asia in the Asia-Pacific region, where economic development is very active. It is adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao and connected to Guangzhou, together forming the “Greater Pearl River Delta” and “Guangzhou-Foshan Economic Circle”. Foshan’s advantageous geographical position enables it to fully benefit from Hong Kong and Guangzhou by sharing in their traffic networks, financial capital, talents and information resources, thus, industrial interactions and functional complementation can be achieved to help accelerate the integration of the region’s economy.


Downtown Foshan is just an hour’s drive from the three largest transportation hubs of Guangzhou – Guangzhou New Baiyun International Airport, Nansha Terminal of Guangzhou Port and Guangzhou Railway Station. Guangzhou New Baiyun International Airport is the most modern large-scale international airport in China, with flights to and fro Japan, America, Europe and other places around the world everyday. With the help of expressway, it takes only 35 minutes to drive from Foshan to the airport. Nansha Terminal of Guangzhou Port is the largest freight port and logistics centre in south China, where over 50 large deep-water berths are to be built. Shunde District of Foshan neighbors the Nansha Termial, with only 30 minutes drive there. China’s first intercity rail transit project – the Guangzhou-Foshan Subway – is now under construction and is expected to be open to traffic in 2010 when it will only take 40 minutes to drive from downtown Guangzhou to central Foshan.

While enjoying resources from international metropolises, Foshan offers relatively low operating costs for enterprises, making its competitive edge as a manufacturing base more prominent.