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Xinjiang Horgos:Nang-making industry witnessed robust growth

September 07
08:41 2021

Workers are busy in making Nang, a local flatbread, at a workshop of an industrial park in Horgos, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. And the packed Nang will be exported to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and other countries via China’s Horgos Port, by China-Europe freight train.

Workers are kneading the dough to make Nang, a local flatbread, at a workshop of an industrial park in Horgos, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Li Ming)

Workers press patterns on dough of Nang, a local flatbread, at a workshop of an industrial park in Horgos, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Li Ming)

Although it is a young city, Horgos does not lack creativity. Since 2020, local authorities have been building a Nang-making Industrial Park featuring food production and sales.

The park with total investment for 150 million yuan covers an area of more than 70 mu. It has ten functional areas, including Nang culture museum,production basis, visitor experience center, local agricultural products exhibition area,recreational area and so on.

According to Ma Junwen, deputy director of Horgos Commerce Bureau, centered with food processing industry, the park will also focus on the whole industry chain to promote the development of the surrounding industries. And the government will also provide relative policy supports in export trading, technical supporting and training.

Horgos Nang-making Industrial Park in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Li Ming)

To cool off Nang, a local flatbread, at a workshop of an industrial park in Horgos,northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Li Ming)

By the end of 2020, only half a year after the opening of The Horgos Nang-making Industrial Park, 1.1million Nang products had been exported to Central Asian market via Horgos port. 

Since this year, Horgos Nang-making Industrial Park has exported nearly 6 million Nang products to Central Asian countries, and it is expected that the annual export sales volume of Nang products can reach more than 10 million.

Now, Horgos Nang-making Industrial Park drives the development of surrounding industries, including agricultural and sideline product processing, cultural and tourist industry, as well as the real industries. And because of the rapid development of Nang-making Industrial Park, more jobs has been created for locals. 

Workers pack Nang, a local flatbread, at a workshop of an industrial park in Horgos, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Li Ming)

“Before moving into Nang-making Industry Park, at most 200 Russian bread can be produced per day in my bakery. But now the daily production has increased to around 2,000. The number of workers has increased from three to four to nearly thirty, and the profits have been greatly increased as well,” said Zhang Guoqing, general manager of Horgos Jin Qiaomai Food Co., LTD.

At the same time, local authorities has been constantly providing preferential policies and supports to enterprises in the Park. Thanks to Human and Social Security Department of Horgos City, recently, 2000 workers have been trained in making Nang and baking.

Local authorities also has unceasingly adopted relevant measurements to ensure efficient customs clearance of Nang products.

Besides, under the policy of further promoting the high-quality development in Horgos, Horgos has been highlighted in developing Nang-making industry, which has been listed as one of ten most important industries in Xinjiang.

Now, Horgos Nang-making Industrial Park has established long-term cooperative relationship with Xinjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences. They will sign cooperation agreements to increase the technology content and value of Nang-making Industry. 

Workers pack Nang, a local flatbread, at an industrial park in Horgos, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Provided by local government)

According to Zhen Fei, local official from Horgos Economic Development Zone, in future, Nang-making industry will play important role in promoting rural revitalization and high-quality economic development.

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