Checking out the food chain


A cold-chain logistics and food safety complex serving the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area is expected to be operational in early 2019, according to China Daily newspaper.
The facility – named the Zhuhai Agricultural Produce Logistics & Safety Testing Centre – is located in Qianshan in Zhuhai and was inaugurated on July 27, although it will only start operations two years later.
According to China Daily, the Centre will occupy 27,805 square metres and have a total floor space of 68,784 square metres, at a cost of RMB262 million (MOP313.8 million/US$38.97 million).
The Centre is being developed by Zhuhai Agricultural Investment Holding Group Co. Ltd. and the Inspection Technical Centre of the Zhuhai Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau (ZHTC).
According to Bloomberg, the Zhuhai Agricultural Investment Holding Group was founded in 1980 in Zhuhai and engages in urban operations, real estate development, finance investment, trade logistics, cultural tourism, education plus convention and exhibition centre businesses in China.
According to the newspaper, the Centre is being constructed by a subsidiary of the Zhuhai Agricultural Investment Holding Group, an agricultural product logistics park company the group founded with RMB100 million in registered capital.
The Centre will focus on the logistics and safety supervision system of agricultural products for the MSAR, Hong Kong and Zhuhai-Zhongshan-Jiangmen Economic Circle.
The complex will be equipped with a wholesale and exhibition fair, sorting and processing, cold chain transport, logistics and warehousing, quarantine and monitoring, and operation and management as well as support facilities.
The report also reveals the Centre will integrate three major Macau targeted distribution centres in order to create an import-export demonstration base for agricultural products logistics, distribution, and circulation.