Chongqing to build agricultural cold chain logistics base

The first cold chain logistics project of out-of-season organic and ecological green products was launched in Hechuan District, Chongqing on July 18, 2012.

The logistics base will become the collection and distribution center of Chongqing’s out-of-season green fruits and vegetables after its completion, and it will cover the surrounding provinces and drive the industrialization of Chongqing’s characteristic agriculture.

It is estimated that the out-of-season fruits and vegetables from the logistics base will be 20% cheaper than those on the market by then.

The project is funded by Chongqing Simin Refrigeration Equipments Co., Ltd. with a total investment of 350 million yuan. The base will be equipped with 100,000-m3 A/C cold storage warehouse for 20,000 tons of agricultural products, and 33,000-m2 international advanced agricultural technologies promotion center, etc.

To be completed in one year, the logistic base is expected to create an output value of no less than 700 million yuan, taxes of no less than 18 million yuan and more than a thousand jobs after its operation.

Huang Xiqin