Government to boost Macau’s role as a hub between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries

3 July 2014

The Macau government plans further to boost the territory’s role as services and business hub for China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, the Macau secretary for the Economy and Finance, Francis Tam Pak Yuen said Wednesday.

The secretary noted that the government planned to set up three centres – Commercial Services Centre for Small and Medium-sized Companies from Portuguese-speaking Countries, Distribution Centre for Food Products from Portuguese-speaking Countries and the Convention and Exhibition Centre for Economic and Trade Cooperation between Forum Macau Participating Countries.

Speaking to the members of the delegation of the Ministerial Seminar on Economic Globalisation for Portuguese-speaking Countries, Francis Tam noted that setting up the three centres was part of the measures to support Portuguese-speaking countries announced by deputy Prime Minister, Wang Yang, at the opening ceremony of the 4th Ministerial Conference of Forum Macau.

He added that “the Macau government is working to carry out the respective measures, seeking to perfect the mechanisms of the services hub, as well as making all efforts to promote economic and trade cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries.”

“Macau has given the greatest importance to cooperation and the relationship with the Portuguese-speaking countries and, since the creation of Forum Macau in 2003, the government has given its complete support to the Permanent Secretariat, seeking to cooperate with the work outlined in the Plan of Action as well as successfully hosting four editions of the Ministerial Conference,” Tam said. (macauhub/MO)