Ministerial meeting in Macau brings together China and Portuguese-speaking countries

3 June 2015

The Ministerial Meeting on Infrastructure between China and the Portuguese-Speaking Countries is due to take place next Friday in Macau on the sidelines of the 6th International Forum on Investment and Construction of Infrastructure, according to official information.

Organised by the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macau), the Ministerial Meeting has the support of the China International Contractors Association and the Macau Economic Service.

The meeting is intended to analyse the opportunities, challenges and international cooperation models in the infrastructure sector initiated by the Chinese state “One Belt, One Road” strategy and regional economic integration.

The meeting will discuss China’s investment policies in the construction of infrastructure in foreign markets, especially in Portuguese-speaking countries, policies and investment strategies in the infrastructure sector of Portuguese-speaking countries, financing the construction of infrastructure and procedures and access to financing from the China Development Bank for infrastructure construction projects.

The meeting also provides an opportunity to highlight Macau as a Service Platform for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.

The parties intend to take advantage of the effects of the Platform, combining its synergies with the “One Belt, One Road” scheme, to implement cooperation and development within infrastructure construction, deepen regional economic cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as promote the construction of the Service Platform for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.

The Ministerial Meeting on Infrastructure between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries is one of the main activities included in the Schedule of Activities of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macau for this year. (macauhub/CB/MO)

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