Our unique business model for the wholesale fruit distribution operations continues to deliver solid results. During the second quarter, we also leased another 1,100 acres of apple plantation from the cooperative farming group. This additional land should help grow our top and bottom lines next year. The construction of our Metro Green distribution center is nearly complete and we are entering the planning stage for its operations. We believe the Metro Green distribution center should help not only increase the availability of healthy foods in China but also establish a reputable channel for green, organic and imported food products.
Sino Green Land Corporation today announced the appointment of Mr. Chan Kin Hang and Ms. Karen Tse as new independent members of the company's board of directors. These appointments increase the number of independent directors to three, with the full board now comprised of a total of five members. As a result, Sino Green Land now satisfies the independent board member requirements to have its stock listed on a senior U.S. stock exchange.
Sino Green Land is well-positioned to take advantage of the growing demand for healthy foods. We are well underway constructing the China Green Food Distribution Hub, an enormous marketplace and the first of its kind to centralize distribution of green foods in China. The new distribution hub will be open to retailers and wholesalers beginning in the second half of 2010. The China Green Food Distribution Hub will span 20 thousand square meters in Guangzhou, one of the most populated regions of China, where it will serve the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong and Macao.
We feel confident that this will be an excellent opportunity to bring high-end green foods directly to China's large and upwardly-mobile middle class. We are extremely well positioned due to the support we have received for our agricultural and green foods initiatives from the Chinese government, as well as support from the China Green Food Development Center and China Green Food Association, plus our ability to utilize the procurement network of the China Green Food Association and its more than 6,000 members.