Nowadays, there are 898 national wetland parks all over China. The wetland parks or wetland nature reserves were built to protect rare species like birds, trees, fish, plant varieties etc. The building of wetland parks is a very important part of China's National Wetland Conservation Action Plan. Without doubt, these wetland parks play an irreplaceable role on 'local varieties' protection.
For example, in the Huailai National Wetland Park in Heibei Province, scientists have studied hundreds of local grape varieties and collected several kinds which are going to next step: breeding and marketing.
For a suitable breeding environment, a group of greenhouses were built in Huailai National Wetland Park. The project manager Li Jiang from Beijing Kingpeng International Agriculture Corporation, the EPC contractor, introduced this project: “The greenhouses cover an area of 11.4 Ha to grow different varieties of grapes. The function includes grapes production, demonstration, cultivation research and growing entertainment study.”
The total investment budget is 3,860 million USD for both outdoor and greenhouse facilities. “It adopts glass greenhouse and traditional Chinese energy-saving greenhouse to grow late-mature varieties, and high tunnel greenhouses to grow about 20 early-mature varieties. With this arrangement, we can almost meet the requirement of year-round harvest and supply,” Mr. Li Jiang said.
After almost 4 months, all steel structure construction work have been completed. “Hopefully we will finish the work before the end of September to meet and guarantee the seedling time," said site construction manager Frank Zhang. “It will become a grape-ecological experience park in this area after the construction.”
For more information:
Beijing Kingpeng International Agriculture Corporation
7th floor, Advanced Material Building, Feng Hui Zhong Lu, Haidian District,
Beijing, China, 100094
Tel: +86 58711536
Fax: +86 587117560