SOURCE: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited

China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited

November 24, 2010 09:00 ET

CNR's Logistics Platform and Recent Measures by the Chinese Government to Tame Hiking Prices

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 24, 2010) - China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited (NYSE Amex: CNR) (the "Company" or "CNR") discussed the implications of recent measures implemented by Chinese Government to arrest hiking prices and the role of its China Northeast Logistic City ("NLC").

"The State Council of the PRC has issued Circular Guo Fa No.40 (2010) last Friday, 19 November 2010 (the "Circular") which ordered local governments to rein in surging food prices. The Circular reiterated the importance of keeping prices down to the stabilisation of the society at large and has ordered local governments and departments to take appropriate measures to ensure that prices are stable, such as boosting production, reduction of road tolls, strengthen monitoring of illegal price controlling activities, increase in transparency on pricing information, pricing reforms, as well as temporary subsidies to the needy, etc.," stated Mr. Sam Sio, CEO of China Metro Rural Holdings Limited. "Other measures are also taken, such as, from December 1, vehicles transporting perishable agricultural produces/products are allowed to use toll-roads for free. Other new items are also added to the free-from-road-toll list (or the Green Passage List)."

"These new measures are trying to bring down the transaction costs of agricultural produces and products in China while maintaining income to farmers, which together with the 12th Five-Year Plan, are in line with the goal of our company," Sam added. "China covers a huge area and NLC is our first project which is devoted to the development and operation of integrated and multi-functional logistics platforms that facilitates the exchange of agriculture produces and products with a view to lower transaction costs."

China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited is one of the leading developers and operators of large scale, integrated agricultural logistics and trade centers in Northeast China that facilitate a relationship between sellers and buyers of agricultural commodities and small appliances, provide relevant physical platform and timely marketing information and intelligence, provide a transparent and competitive market price discovery mechanism and provide infrastructure to enhance the living standards of those from the rural area.

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