Shenzhen enterprises will purchase agricultural produce worth a total of 200 million yuan (US$29.4 million) over the next four years from Kaohsiung City of Taiwan, according to an agreement signed in Shenzhen on Monday.
Shenzhen Higreen International Agricultural Produce Logistics Management Co. Ltd., on behalf of three Shenzhen-based companies, signed the agreement with Kaohsiung City Farmers’ Association at the Higreen farm produce wholesale market in Pinghu in Longgang District on Monday.
The products will include fresh fruit, vegetables and finished farm products, according to the agreement that took effect on Monday.
Additionally, the two sides signed a two-year agreement to lease stalls at each other’s facilities.
The agreements were inked on the second day of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s visit in Shenzhen.
Han visited Yantian port, Han’s Laser Technology Co. Ltd., Tencent and the administrative service hall in Nanshan District on Monday.
He left Shenzhen for Xiamen in Fujian Province yesterday.
Before Han came to Shenzhen, he also visited Hong Kong and Macao.
Since the first Taiwan-funded enterprise was set up in Shenzhen in 1982, the city had introduced a total of 6,435 Taiwan-funded enterprises by the end of last year, according to a Shenzhen Special Zone Daily report on Monday.
The total trade volume between Shenzhen and Taiwan reached 274 billion yuan last year. Currently, over 50,000 Taiwanese businessmen and technicians and their family members are living in Shenzhen, the report said.