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Yang Zhi leading delegation to perform commercial investment attraction and investigations in Israel and Europe
Updated: 2018-05-10 14:32:16

From April 29 to May 7, Secretary Yang Zhi of Jingzhou Municipal Party Committee, also the Director of Jingzhou Municipal People's Congress, leda delegation to perform commercial investment attraction and field investigationsin Israel, Grace, and Switzerland. They conducted investigations in famouscompanies such as ADAMA and Syngenta successively, promoted the sound investment environment and bright development prospect of Jingzhou, further strengthened the exchanges and cooperation between Jingzhou and Israel, Grace, and Switzerland on installation agriculture, ancient city protection, eco-environment construction, and social governance and obtained fruitful results.

Israel owns leading advantages in agricultural science andtechnology, and food technology. The delegation investigated NETAFIM, the largest professional drip-irrigation technology company in the world, as well as Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four global accounting firms, and had communications with them on State-level Jingzhou Hi-tech Zone to introduceadvanced modern agricultural facilities and technologies of Israel and toconduct investment cooperation in terms of agricultural science and technology.

ADAMA is a successful example of the cooperation between Chinaand Israel. Since China National Chemical Corporation acquired its relevant company in 2011 and changed the name to ADAMA Company in 2014, it has already grown into one of the global largest agricultural plant protection companies.Invited by ADAMA, the delegation investigated ADAMA headquarter and its Maksim factory on site and reached a consensus with its President Hanlin on the overall relocation as well as the strategic transformation and upgrading of Jingzhou Sanonda Factory.

Yang Zhi introduced the economic development and ecologicalcivilization construction of Jingzhou in detail. He said that, President XiJinping personally inspected the protection work of Yangtze River in Jingzhou on April 25 and spoke highly of Jingzhou's beautiful city environment and gave full affirmation to the role that Jingzhou had played in the development of YangtzeRiver Economic Belt. Jingzhou will live up to the kind care and earnest instructions of President Xi to actively explore the new path of ecological priority and green development. He hoped that Sanonda Factory would develop green chemicals via high-starting point planning, high-level construction, and high-quality development, and make new contributions to promoting the protection of Yangtze River and the transformation of agricultural development by improving the quality of products and lowering the consumption of chemical pesticides.Mr. Hanlun said at once that, ADAMA would increase investment to Sanonda Factory's relocation and technical transformation to apply the most advanced plant protection preparations production technology for Jingzhou Sanonda Factory so that this Factory would become a “window” of connecting with the rest of the world in China.

On May 2, the delegation investigated the ancient city protection situation and cultural industry development of Iliopus, Athens. Both sides held the signing ceremony of the MOU on Establishing Friendly Cities between Jingzhou and Iliopus. Yang Zhi saidthat, Jingzhou had been honored as “Athens of the East” owing to its longhistory and profound cultural foundation and this MOU would promote theexchange and interaction between the two famous historic and cultural cities totogether explore the path of protecting historic and cultural heritage, and advance the development of the cultural tourism of both cities. He also invited Iliopus government to organize delegation to Jingzhou to attend the 1st“Jingchu Cultural Tourism Festival”.

During the stay in Switzerland, the delegation also investigatedthe city construction and social governance in Geneva, Montreux, and Zurich. InBasel, the delegation paid a visit to Syngenta and promoted the development situation and commercial investment attraction policy of Jingzhou. He expectedto intensify the cooperation with Syngenta in terms of agricultural science andtechnology, and environment protection.

Member of the Board of Hubei Sanonda Co., Ltd, and Member An Liru of the Board,also the Senior Vice President of Israeli ADAMA Plantation Solution Co., Ltdalso participated in the investigation on ADAMA. Heads of Jingzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, Jingzhou Cultural Tourism Zone, Jingzhou Hi-tech Zone, and relevant municipal governmental departments of Jingzhou participated in the commercial investment attraction.



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