The government of southwestern Guizhou province is seeking investment from home and abroad for 400 projects in local industries, including infrastructure, transport, power, culture, chemical, mining, medicine and tourism, officials said Tuesday in Shanghai. The total investment needed is expected to be as much as US$11.8 billion (RMB89.7 billion). A relatively poor and undeveloped province, Guizhou had a nominal GDP of US$19.75 billion (RMB159.2 billion) in 2004. Its per capita GDP of US$470 (RMB3568) ranked last in all of China. Natural industries include timber and forestry, while electricity generation and mining are also important, especially in coal, limestone, arsenic, gypsum, and oil shale. Guizhou's total output of coal was 110 million tons in 2005, 12% up on the previous year. It is a mountainous province, particularly in the west where it forms part of the Yunnan-Guizhou plateau, while the eastern and southern portions are relatively flat. The provincial capital is Guiyang and other major cities include Anshun, Kaili, Zunyi, Duyun, Liupanshui and Qingzhen.