The ocean theme park at the Hainan International Tourism Island Pilot Zone in Lingshui County is expected to begin trial operations by the end of this year, according to information released at the Hainan Provincial Government Boao Forum for Asia press conference.

The general plan for the construction of the Hainan International Tourism Island Pilot Zone has been approved by the provincial government.

Construction work on other key projects within the pilot zone are in progress and going smoothly, including the the Wenli Avenue, South China Sea Museum and Li’an Scenery Town.

Besides, this year, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, China's e-commerce giant, signed an agreement with the Hainan provincial government to invest 5 billion yuan in the Hainan International Tourism Island Pilot Zone.

Alibaba will locate its headquarters for its digital entertainment and game divisions in the pilot zone and a college will be established in the zone to train e-commerce talents.


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