Tainan City is the center of southern Taiwan where business grows prosperously in the Midwest District. The TNCG spares no pain to promote the business development of the city. We have detailed records of all businesses within the city, including their business items, capital and organization, in order to protect the benefits of both the owners and local citizens.
The major merchandize of the city includes textiles, food, metal, plastic and machinery products. Following the social progress and the hard work of citizens, the capital and sales amount of these businesses have been growing steadily, making the city more prosperous.
For the industrial construction in the city, in addition to promoting state industries, the TNCG offers guidance to private industries to help them develop and expand. On the one hand, we can promote the prosperity of the city; on the other hand, we can increase tax incomes to enrich the budget for city administration and to seek benefits for citizens. In 1960 the TNCG founded the Tainan Industrial Development & Investment Promotion Committee in cooperation with professionals to make perspective planning for industrial policies, industrial management, factory safety and investment environment. The development and prosperity of Anping Industrial Park is a successful example of the committee. Moreover, the future of the Sinci Industrial Park currently under planning is foreseeable.
Most parts of the city contain salty alluvia. These areas are mainly distributed in Annan and South districts. As the soil in these districts contains high salt contents, it is not suitable for agriculture. Therefore, people focus on fishing and have built many fish farms in these districts. We have over 4,000 ha of fish farms in the city, and the fish culture industry is highly developed. Our marine products are famous far and near, and the milkfish from Tainan City is famous nationwide.
We have an agricultural area of about 3899.47ha. Irrigation with waters from the Jianan Dazhun has helped wash away the salt content in the soil. Improvements of soil and farming techniques have allowed us to grow paddies, sugarcanes, vegetables and cereals in the city. Recently, we have reinforced training for local farmers to use new technology and knowledge in farming. We also introduced for the first time the revolutionary tunnel plastic rack technique for growing import muskmelons in order to promote agricultural upgrade and delicate agriculture. The quality of our muskmelons are famous nationwide, and muskmelons have become the major income source of local farmers.