Representatives of Portuguese-speaking countries attend International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum

19 May 2017

Representatives of Portuguese-speaking countries will attend the 8th International Forum on Investment and Infrastructure Construction (IIICF), due to be held in Macau on 1 and 2 June, announced the Macau Institute for Trade and Investment Promotion (IPIM).

IPIM said in a statement that the representatives of the invited countries will participate in the Seminar for Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries on Productive Capacity and Financial Services, which will address the cooperation between China and these countries.

Under the theme “Building diversified, innovative and sustainable infrastructure together,” the IIICF will bring together international personalities from political, economic and academic life and will be attended by representatives from various multilateral institutions and from China.

According to IPIM, the meeting will be attended by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the African Export-Import Bank, the African Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, the Development Bank of China (CDB), the Export-Import Bank of China, China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation, China-Africa Development Fund, China-Latin America Cooperation Fund and China-Africa Fund for Industrial Cooperation (CAFIC).

As part of China’s Belt and Road initiative, thematic sessions will be held during the two days of the Forum to discuss, among other topics, infrastructure construction and industrial development, financial innovation and industrial investment cooperation, smart cities, and the development of sustainable infrastructure.

The IPIM statement also said that during the Forum, a further step will be taken in the establishment in Macau of the headquarters of the Fund for Development Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries announced in Macau in November 2010 during the 3rd Conference of Forum Macau.

The IIICF is organised with the guidance of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, the Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macau, and jointly organised by the China International Contractor’s Association and the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM). (macauhub)