ERJ staff report (DS)
Rubber Valley, China -- At a ceremony to mark progress on the development of China's Rubber Valley in the Sifang District of Qingdao, Zhang Yan, general manager of the construction project said the first phase comprises an area of 650 mu (43 hectare) and a built area of 350,000 square meters as well as the construction of rubber Valley International Trade Center, research center, information center, business incubation center; which start-up period of 70 acres, will soon officially open the park.
The second phase will add a rubber museum, exhibition center, and an expanded business incubation center
Around 150 companies have signed up to install themsives in the Rubber Valley. The idea is to use California's Silicon valley as a model and generate a development-minded community of excellence in the rubber industry.
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Rubber valley to boost Qingdao's rubber industry China Daily (China)