Despite the chilly weather, workers on China's third-largest island, Chongming Island, are busy installing equipment for a large flower project with an investment of over 220 million yuan (about 32 million U.S. dollars).
"The automatic seedling system will be ready before the Chinese Lunar New Year and the whole production line is expected to be operational in April," said Jiang Wu, technical director of Shanghai Yuanyi Seedling Co., Ltd. -- the operator of the project.
Mainly supported by Dutch technology, the project also uses equipment and technology from Italy, Denmark and Japan.
Fabio Camisa, project manager of the Italian equipment manufacturer Da Ros, expected the production site in Chongming to be a "showcase" for his company. "We earn good market share globally. We hope the project in Chongming can further increase our exposure in the Chinese market," said Camisa.