The Macau Institute for Promotion of Trade and Investment (IPIM) has created a group to coordinate preparations for construction of “One Platform, Three Centres”the permanent secretariat of Forum Macau said in a statement.
At the 4th Ministerial Conference of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries, in November 2013, the Deputy Prime Minister of China, Yang Wang, authorised the construction in Macau of a “Commercial Services Centre for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of China and Portuguese Speaking Countries,” a “Distribution Centre for Food Products from Portuguese Speaking Countries” and a “Convention and Exhibition Centre for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries.”
Wang Yang also announced that the Chinese government supports the Portuguese-speaking countries, proposing to establish a platform in Macau to share information in Chinese and Portuguese and business exchange, interaction and cooperation, known as “One Platform and Three Centres. ”
According to the statement, the work carried out this year includes collecting food for the “Themed Pavilion of the Exhibition of Products from Portuguese Speaking Countries” at the Macau International Fair (MIF), which is the first activity on the agenda of the “Distribution Centre for Food Products from Portuguese Speaking Countries.”
This year’s work also includes completion of the preliminary design, the content of the online platform and the launch of the first phase of “design” and planning to set up the “Distribution Centre for Food Products from Portuguese Speaking Countries.”
Macau has, for many years, been a bridge for economic and trade cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, as it is a platform for companies from those countries to enter the Chinese mainland market.
By creating “one platform and three centres,” Macau’s role in this area will be consolidated, generating new business opportunities not only for Chinese companies and the Portuguese-speaking countries, but also for companies in Macau, contributing towards the development and prosperity of this platform through cooperation between China, Macau and Portuguese-speaking countries. (macauhub/MO)