Companies from China discuss infrastructure projects with President of Brazil

14 August 2018

Brazilian President Michel Temer received Chinese investors on Monday to discuss projects related to infrastructure construction, Agência Brasil reported.

During the audience representatives of Chinese construction companies presented proposals to the Brazilian government for investment in the country, especially projects to be developed in the Northeast region.

Along with a federal representative and officials of mining companies from Bahia, the meeting was also attended by the mayor of Caetité (Bahia), Aldo Gondim, and officials of the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

The meeting took place in the Planalto Palace, in Brasília, and there were no statements to the press.

At the end of July, China’s ambassador to Brazil, Li Jinzhang, said his country’s government is interested in investing in rail and urban transport lines in Brazil, in the case of the VLT or light railway and the metro itself.

The ambassador, who noted the good results gained from investments in port facilities, also told Agência Brasil that a Chinese company, which he did not name, has already presented a proposal for a light surface railway to the government of the Federal District, where the capital of the country, Brasilia, is located.

“Infrastructure is the most important area of bilateral cooperation. The Brazilian government expects Chinese companies to increase investment and the Chinese government will also motivate Chinese companies to deepen cooperation in this area,” he said. (macauhub)