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Zhanjiang launches weeklong media tour

ByChai Hua in Zhanjiang (chinadaily.com.cn) Update:2020-09-11

The coastal city of Zhanjiang, Guangdong province gathered more than 200 representatives of about 100 mainstream media organizations nationwide this week to explore its latest industry achievements, modern urban planning, and diversified traveling resources.


A group of more than 200 reporters from all over the nation visits a refining factory of Sinopec Group in Zhanjiang. [Photo by Chai Hua/chinadaily.com.cn]

The Zhongke (Guangdong) Refinery and Petrochemical project, which is currently the largest joint venture refining and petrochemical project in China and invested in by Sinopec Group and Kuwait National Petroleum Co,  officially began production in June and provided the first batch of 33,800-ton gasoline and diesel oil to the South China and Southeast Asian markets in August.


The central control room of the Zhongke (Guangdong) Refinery and Petrochemical project. [Photo by Chai Hua/chinadaily.com.cn]

One unique design of the project is its 2,000-square-meter central control room, which boasts a gigantic screen that can monitor, coordinate, and connect the 30 major product units in the factory.

Zhanjiang's new port, Xuwen Port, is expected to open in October, cutting the travel time to Haikou, the capital city of Hainan province, to less than an hour.


Zhanjiang boasts beautiful natural scenery, which attracts tens of millions of tourists each year. [Photo by Chai Hua/chinadaily.com.cn]

Reporters from different parts of the country were impressed by the picturesque coastline and the gigantic harbor bridge. The city is home to a large number of coastal tourist attractions, such as Jinsha Bay and Huguangyan Scenic Area, attracting tens of millions of tourists each year.