Construction has begun in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, of a nano sci-tech industrial park.
The Xi'an Nano Sci-Tech Industrial Park is expected to be completed in two years at a cost of 1.2 billion yuan (144.56 million US dollars). Xi'an city, an ancient Chinese capital, is becoming the high-tech centre of China’s west. The Xi'an park covers around 67 hectares and once completed will be able to accommodate more than 10 high-tech enterprises. The research and development centre in the park has already launched 20 programs in the field of nano and superconductor research, including the development of nano-filmed glass for construction and a multi-functional superconductor heating device for agricultural and mining applications.