Chongqing Xiyong Microelectronics Industrial Park was established in August 2008 to support the hi-tech industry's development, with a planned area of 30 square kilometres. It comprises a bonded zone and five industrial areas: The Software and Service Outsourcing Industrial Area; the Integrated Circuit Industrial Area; the Basic Electronics Industrial Area, the Innovation and Growth Industrial Area; and the Enterprises Service Area. The Xiyong Comprehensive Bonded Area provides tax-free facilities for enterprises. The industrial park is in Western New Town, one of the six satellite centres for Chongqing city under planning, and next to Chongqing University Town, which will provide a rich talent pool of 300,000 students in more than a dozen universities and institutions by 2015. The industrial park is also about a 30-minute drive to Chongqing's city centre, the Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, the Chongqing Longtousi Railway Station, and the Cuntan Deepwater Port. With a new railway route between China and Europe, goods from the industrial park can reach the continent in 13 days. Containers can reach the seaports in Shanghai and Shenzhen by rail within 48 hours. The emphasis at the industrial park will be placed on the manufacturing of notebook computers, electronics components, software and service-outsourcing industries, IT-supporting industries, new energy resources, and automobile electronics industries. Major investors that have signed up to establish operations include Hewlett-Packard from the United States; Japan's NTT Data Group; Foxconn Technology, Toppan Printing, Quanta Computer and Inventec Corp from Taiwan; and The Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and China Electronics Technology Group Corp from the mainland. Deng Daju, director of Xiyong Microelectronics Industrial Park, says as some of the enterprises will begin production in the coming year, the main task is to ensure the construction of factory buildings and living quarters are completed on time. The park has about 10,000 workers, which is due to increase to 100,000 by the end of this year. Deng says that while some enterprises in coastal areas face problems in recruiting workers, the situation is far better in inland cities, such as Chongqing, because of the abundant supply of workers from surrounding areas. 'Workers prefer to work close to their homes because they can take care of their families, and because the living costs are relatively lower.'