A business mission from the Portuguese ports and sea industries sector, headed by the minister of the Sea Ana Laula Vitorino, is due to arrive in Beijing on Saturday for a visit that lasts until 4 November.
A statement from the Ministry of the Sea said that with this visit Portugal intends to take advantage of the business opportunities offered by the Chinese 21st Century Maritime Silk Route initiative.
“The visit is part of the dissemination of the strategy to increase the competitiveness of ports which includes, among others, new large-scale private projects like the new Container Terminal of Sines, Terminal Vasco da Gama, New Barreiro Multimodal Terminal and the new terminal in the port of Leixões, which are fundamental to increasing the capacity of the national ports,” the statement said.
The office of the Minister of the Sea also said two seminars will be held in Beijing and Shanghai, “dedicated to the creation of a framework for port and business cooperation between Portugal and China,” with a view to creating business opportunities between the Portuguese and Chinese entrepreneurs participating in the meetings.
Vitorino will also meet with board members of the China Development Bank (CDB) and the Bank of China (BOC).(macauhub)