The Anhui Province in Eastern China is seeking around $10m in foreign investment to enable it to import machinery to expand its silk dyeing and printing production lines.

The government in the Province are hoping to be able to recoup the investment within five years following an estimated output of some 10 million metres of chemical fibre silk, silk-like fabrics and real silk.

The majority of the investment will be recouped through the export of 70 per cent of the finished products, with the remaining 30 per cent being sold domestically.

The increase in production is expected to net the Province an annual profit of around 35.59m yuan ($4.3m) before tax with sales of 190m yuan ($22.98m).