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2 more firms build bases at Expo site

THE former World Expo site in the Pudong New Area is fast becoming a hub of corporate headquarters, and yesterday two more state-owned enterprises broke ground on new office buildings there.

Beijing-based Sinochem Group and China Changjiang National Shipping Group will build two buildings, 70 meters and 50 meters high respectively, in Zone B of Expo 2010 and move their operation centers there by 2015.

"The 18.72-hectare Zone B aims to become the world's top-notch corporate headquarters zone," said Ding Hao, president of Expo Development Group and chief planner for post-Expo development of the site.

The zone, used to host mainly the Australia and Thailand pavilions, will host the headquarters of at least 13 state-owned enterprises, including Baosteel and State Grid. About 28 buildings will be built there using environmentally friendly materials, Ding said.

The buildings will be connected by a 410,000-square-meter underground parking lot. Metro Line 13 will have a station there. Stores and entertainment venues will be built to serve employees, according to Ding.

The city also will build the country's first hotel cluster, with 1,200 rooms, in front of the Expo Center, mainly for the companies' staff and officials.

China's jumbo jet producer in February became the first enterprise to build its new headquarters at the site.

The Commercial Aircraft Corp of China project at the zone will be completed in 2014.


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