Portuguese-speaking engineers gather at congress in Macau

27 November 2014

The 2nd Portuguese-speaking Engineers Congress takes place Thursday and Friday in Macau with the participation of 800 people, 300 of them from Portuguese-speaking countries, said António Trindade, of the Macau Association of Engineers.

“This platform for engineers from Portuguese-speaking countries was established two years ago in Macau, we have brought together professionals from the Pearl River Delta region and we will discuss multilateral cooperation and the role of engineers in the success of this cooperation, for economic and social development,” added Trindade, cited by Portuguese news agency Lusa.

Trindade noted the size of the congress, which is an initiative of engineers in Macau as well as businessmen, academics and officials from Portugal, Mozambique, Angola, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Timor-Leste (East Timor), Brazil, Guinea Bissau, Hong Kong and mainland China.

“There are 50 speakers, 17 sponsor companies, as well as those attending without being sponsors,” he said.

He also stressed the timeliness of the subjects covered by the panels, ranging from renewable energy, transport, waste treatment and academic and professional accreditation, to the restoration of the historical buildings in town and city centres.

This conference will also mark the 40th anniversary of the Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge, with an exhibition on the first connection between Macau and Taipa, designed by Portuguese engineer Edgar Cardoso.(macauhub/AO/BR/CV/GW/MO/MZ/PT)