Yunan Seedless Wampee Festival & Investment Fair
The rare Seedless Wampee is just ripe for harvest,
With the Yunan Fair for the businessmen to invest.
On July 29, 2004, the Third Yunan Seedless Wampee Festival & Investment Fair was successfully held in Yunan County of Yunfu Municipality. Leaders from the State Administration For Quality and Technical Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine, Officials and representatives from relative departments of the Guangdong Provincial and Yunfu Municipal Authorities, business guests from all around China attended the opening ceremony.
On behalf of the 480,000 Yunan people, Mr. Chan Honghui, Mayor of Yunan County, gave a welcome speech to the guests presented at the Opening Ceremony of the Festival & Fair. Mr. Wu Xingkui, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Yunfu Municipal Committee, offered congratulations to the Festival & Fair. He said that since 2002, Yunan County had been holding Seedless Wampee Festival every year. During these three years, Yunan was gradually known throughout Guangdong Province, or even the whole nation, thanks to the reputation of this rare fruit and that the county had done much work to improve its infrastructure facilities and service to attract investment.
Consequently, satisfactory results had been achieved. Last year, for instance, more than 50 agreements were signed and the investment value totaled over 2 billion RMB Yuan.
A rare and good quality fruit in China, the Yunjiang Brand seedless Wampee of Yunan County was certificated as Chinese Green Food last year and at the Fair this year it is awarded the title of Fruit from the Seedless Wampee Production Origin. Yunan County was granted titles of Demonstration County of Green Food Construction by the Provincial Bureau of Agriculture and the Yunan Park of Guangdong Yunfu Agricultural Technology Zone by the Provincial Bureau of Science and Technology. As the town of the very origin of seedless Wampee of Yunan County, Jiancheng Town holds the title of the Specialized Town for Seedless Wampee Production of Guangdong by the Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Science and Technology.
Tasting the Seedless Wampee
During the 2004 Fair, 26 investment and trade contracts were signed with a total investment value of 635 million RMB Yuan. After the opening ceremony of the Fair, all the guests went to Jiancheng Town for a sight of the two mother trees of the seedless Wampee fruit, from which all other seedless Wampee trees were engrafted, and have a taste of the traditional fresh Wampee.
Editor: Tony By:Chen Zhiyun & Hong Wei, Photos:Hong Wei; Source:Yunfu OCAO