There are 160 mineral resources (sub minerals included) detected. There are also reserve-proven resources, including 6 energy mineral resources, 21 metal mineral resources, 94 non-metal mineral resources and 2 steam mineral resources. The available reserves of mineral resources such as coal, iron, copper and iron sulfur in Anhui rank top across the nation. There are 17 newly0detected large and medium scale mineral deposits as well as 1 reserve-proven mineral resource.
Scientific and Educational Resources
Anhui Province is the pilot province of national technology innovation and there are dozens of national research institutes such as Hefei Institute of Material of CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) as well as 108 higher education institutes such as University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), PLA Electronic Engineering Institute. Besides, there are 4093 various research institutes with 2,204,000 professionals. There are 5 national great scientific engineering projects, 1 national laboratory, 21 national key engineering laboratories. As the provincial capital of Anhui Province, Hefei is the first pilot city of national scientific innovation as well as the city most affluent with great scientific engineering projects besides Beijing.
For years, the number of application for invention patent and approval in Anhui Province have both ranked among the top in the country. In 2015, there are 705 provincial and ministerial scientific and technological achievements acquired, 127,709 patent application accepted, 1 international standard established, 100 national standard established, 259 local standard established or revised. There are also 62 national geographic brand products and 1,329 provincial brand products.
Mount. Huangshan and the ancient villages Xidi Village and Hongcun Village have been included in the world cultural heritage list by UNESCO. There are 10 national key scenic spots such as Mount. Huangshan, Mount. Jiuhua, Mount. Tianzhu, Mount. Langya, Mount. Qiyun, Caishiji, Chaohu Lake, Huashan Grotto, Taiji Cave and Huating Lake. There are 5 national historically and culturally famous cities such as Shexian County, Shouxian County, Bozhou City, Anqing City and Jixi County. There are 6 national natural reservation area, 29 national forest park and 56 national key cultural relics protection sites.
Anhui is rich in human resources with 43,420,000 employees and is capable of meeting the needs of talents with various levels in various industries with more than 300,000 higher education institution graduates annually. The labor cost in Anhui Province is about 30% lower than that in coastal areas.
The land cost in Anhui Province is lower than that in coastal areas by implementing land incentive policy, different taxation policy of land use, promotion of enterprise land use level. As to the great projects which meet the requirements of adjustment-to-promotion and projects of being great, new and special, newly-added land use will be granted according to the provincial reserve land use regulations.