Huzhou welcomes new national industrial base | Updated: Mar 18, 2020

An industrial base for furniture, bamboo products and wood products in Anji county, Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, was recently designated as a national demonstration base for emerging industries by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

After 40 years of development, furniture, bamboo products and wood products have become a leading industry in the county.

In 2019, the total export value of Anji-based companies involved in the industry amounted to more than 21 billion yuan ($3 billion), a year-on-year increase of 4 percent.

The output value of companies above designated size involved in the industry surpassed 30 billion yuan, accounting for 48.5 percent of the total output value of such companies in the county.

"As the cradle of the 'Two Mountains' theory, Huzhou has been striving to promote green transformation of local industries in accordance with the deployments of the central government in recent years," said an official at the city's bureau of economy and information technology. "I believe the new national base can help with the transformation."

The "Two Mountains" theory, in which clear waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets and comparable to the gold and silver mountains of legend, was raised in 2005.

According to the official, the bureau will help Anji county further develop the furniture, bamboo and wood industry, as well as other green industries.