More pharmaceutical businesses for Haikou

HAIKOU, capital of south China’s Hainan province, will soon pump out 700 million yuan (RM331.3mil) to build 19 new pharmaceutical businesses.  

The news was announced at a briefing on major projects organised by Haikou recently.  

Industry insiders held that the move was calculated by the provincial capital to turn the pharmaceutical-making industry into an economic powerhouse via tapping local resources and applying biological technologies, gene engineering and IT.  

Haikou, which sits on the northern tip of the island province teeming with tropical, sub-tropical and marine resources, boasts broad prospects for stepping up its pharmaceuticals industry.  

However, the present pharmaceutical sector in the province, plagued by such problems as limited production scale, redundant construction and low scientific contents, cannot play the role of a pillar industry.  

Hainan, which became a province of its own right in April 1988, is one of the major bases for production of agricultural products in China, especially off-season farm produce. 

Seawater here is considered the purest and cleanest in the country. – People’s Daily 

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