Construction on three mega industrial projects began Wednesday in south China's Hainan Province after the country announced the decision to build the island into a free trade zone last month.
The projects, which are based in Hainan Resort Software Community, involve an ecological cooperation project between Tencent and the software park, a platform for development and trading of online games, and an intellectual sports industrial base.
Workers are expected to have completed 1 million square meters for the three projects at year end, with the investment of 5 billion yuan (about 794 million U.S. dollars), said Yang Chunzhi, general manager of the software park.
All three projects are very promising and are likely to achieve a 10 billion yuan industrial contribution by 2020, according to Yang.
China in April announced its plan to build the whole island of Hainan into a pilot free trade zone and support Hainan to gradually and steadily push ahead with the building of a free trade port.