On Aug 20, the State Council approved plans to establish the nation's fifth State-level development zone in Lanzhou, the capital city of Northwest China's Gansu province.
The Baiyin Xiqu Economic Development Zone is one of five provincial development zones in Gansu province approved by the provincial government in July 1988.
Lanzhou Lianhai Economic Development Zone’s Yongdeng Park has 12 enterprises.Its enterprises have a total value of 6.26 billion yuan ($1 billion).
Lanzhou Yuzhong Heping Industrial Park was named and promoted as a provincial development zone in December 2005.
There is a valley with an average width of 1.7 kilometers located north of the Yellow River, Lanzhou city, covering a total area of 38 square kilometers. Once desolate, it is now the home of the Jiuzhou Economic Development Zone.
The Baiyin High-Tech Industrial Development Zone was set up on July 3, 2002. It is the first industrial park built on cooperation between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and provincial government.