Jiangxi Lichuan Industrial Park was founded in 1996, and was approved as a provincial industrial park by the People’s Government of Jiangxi Province in March 2006. The park is located at the joint part of the new area and the suburbs, benefiting from very convenient transportation conditions. The exit of the Fuzhou-Yinchuan Expressway in Lichuan is close to the avenue of the park, and the provincial Fengbin Highway and Litai Highway go through the park; the park has a planning area of 20 km2, including three zones, the zone at the south of the Fuzhou-Yinchuan Expressway, the zone at the north of the Fuzhou-Yinchuan Expressway, and the zone for ceramics. Hitherto, the developed area in the park has had access to water, power, road, telecommunication and cable television, and one area of land has been leveled. It has also been beautified, greened, and brightened.
In 2006, the party work committee and management committee were set up in the park with five affiliates, including the office for party and governmental affairs, the bureau for economic development, the bureau for construction and environmental protection, the bureau for social affairs and rural affairs, and the financial office (later, owing to actual work requirements, the five internal organizations were transformed into nine offices - respectively for party and governmental affairs, investment promotion, economy and trade, planning and environmental protection, construction, supervision and checking, labor and social security, comprehensive treatment, and finance). County administrations of public security, commerce & industry, land, national tax, local tax, and labor & social security have also established representative agencies in the park to improve the management and work mechanisms in the park continuously.
Thus far, 166 enterprises have settled into the park, 102 of which have gone into operation; in 2011, the park obtained an income from main businesses of 5.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 26.4%; 140 million yuan in taxes were collected, a year-on-year growth of 17%; 11,000 jobs were provided by the park, showing the increase of constructive benefits. Basically, the park has four leading industries – ceramics; shoes, clothing, and textiles; machinery manufacturing; and new materials.
During the construction, the park has adhered to planning and guidance, has established energy-saving and environment-friendly concepts, has adopted “scientific planning, step-by-step implementation, close but market-oriented operation, and rolling development”, and has adhered to the mode of planning with a high starting point, high-quality construction, and high-efficiency management, which helps the park develop soundly and rapidly, and be successively approved as a “Provincial Industrial Park”, a “Provincial Experimental Park for the Recycling Economy”, an “Industrial Base of Jiangxi Province for Heat-resistant Ceramics”, and a “Jiangxi Scientific Park for the Private Economy”. In 2010, it was approved as an experimental provincial ecological industrial park. In terms of constructive goals and management, the park also ranked the 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010 among industrial parks in Fuzhou. And in 2011, the industrial park was approved as an “Industrial Base for Heat-resistant Ceramics in China”.