State enterprises from China and Macau should join forces to act in Portuguese-speaking countries

11 June 2018

The President of the Macau Trade and Investment Pomotion Institute (IPIM) said that Chinese state-owned enterprises could join Macau companies and jointly enter foreign markets, especially Portuguese-speaking countries.

Jackson Chang, speaking at a meeting between Macau and Chinese companies at the 9th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum, said that Macau, as a platform for relations with Portuguese-speaking countries, could help strengthen trade cooperation, investment and the creation of business opportunities.

The Director of the Department of Strategy and Planning of the University of Macau also called for the same thing at a session held alongside the forum under the theme, “Development of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay Area (GBA).”

Lao Chi Ngai recalled that the forthcoming opening of the bridge and the announcement of the details of the GBA will boost Macau’s role as a Platform in the relationship between China and Portuguese-speaking countries and allow companies from the special administrative region together with GBA counterparts to expand abroad.

An IPIM statement also noted that the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay and the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will help to boost economic growth and development, especially Macau’s convention and exhibition industry and at the same time will be very important for the role of Macau as a platform between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries.

The same theme was also discussed at a “Seminar on Infrastructure Construction between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries” organised by the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macau), to study opportunities for cooperation.

Secretary-General Xu Yingzhen speaking at the seminar gave assurances that the infrastructure sector is one of the most traditional and priority areas for cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.

A statement from Forum Macau said that Xu considered the seminar “as an opportunity for participants to address new opportunities for cooperation and new ideas in the area of ​​infrastructure construction, thereby creating more benefits for the people of China and the Portuguese-speaking countries.”

The 9th International Forum on Infrastructure Investment and Construction attracted the participation of more than 1,800 government officials, entrepreneurs and academics from 66 countries and regions.

The tenth edition of the International Forum on Infrastructure Investment and Construction will take place in Macau from 30 to 31 May 2019. (macauhub)