Macau chief executive calls for taking advantage of “Belt and Road” opportunities

9 May 2018

Macau is committed to building the World Tourism and Leisure Centre and in fulfilling its role as a Service Platform for Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, the Macau Chief Executive, Chui Sai On said on Tuesday in Phnom Penh.

Chui Sai On said Macau is also committed to training staff for the exhibition and convention sector, traditional Chinese medicine, the financial system with its own characteristics and the cultural and creative industries. It also intends to participate in the construction of the national ‘Belt and Road’ initiative and to focus on the faster promotion of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay, taking full advantage of the characteristics of the territory.

Speaking at the dinner organised by the Macau government, which was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs of Cambodia, Mr. Sar Kheng and the Minister of Tourism, Thong Khon, the Chief Executive said he hoped the two sides could mutually reinforce exchanges, promoting bilateral cooperation, both through governments and different social sectors, particularly through the joint efforts of the Chinese overseas community and the younger generation.

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) carried out promotional activities in Cambodia as part of an official visit by the Chief Executive and the Macau delegation to the country. These included a seminar on tourism and promotion of Macau’s investment environment, a photographic exhibition on “One country, two systems” and participation in the construction of the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative.

The seminar launched the range of promotional activities, with MGTO director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes and the president of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, Jackson Chang, giving presentations, allowing more than 100 leaders and representatives of the tourism industry and business sector from Cambodia to find out more about Macau’s tourism industry and the investment environment. (macauhub)