Delegation of Forum Macau visits trilateral project in Timor-Leste

5 December 2018

A Pacific-white shrimp mariculture project to be developed in Timor-Leste (East Timor) by Chinese company Yuan Long Ping High-Tech Agriculture Co. Ltd. has the capacity to produce 40 tonnes of shrimp per year, according to the Permanent Office of Forum Macau.

This first trilateral cooperation project under Forum Macau, which was organised by China’s Ministry of Commerce, was visited last Sunday by a delegation from the Permanent Office of the Forum led by Secretary-General Xu Yingzhen.

The Permanent Office of Forum Macau coordinated experts from Portugal to take part in the training, and along with China sent nine specialists and technicians were sent to provide training to 20 East Timorese.

“Through training Timor-Leste’s graduates can now master a great deal of information on mariculture, thus creating a base of qualified staff for the development of fisheries in Timor-Leste,” said the statement released by Forum Macau.

The coastal marine culture project launched by Yuan Long Ping High-Tech Agriculture Co. Ltd. in 2016 is set in an area of ​​five hectares and is a general base for training technicians, and for demonstration and reproduction of marine products such as fish and shrimp.

This visit is part of a trip from 30 November to 6 December by a delegation from the Permanent Office for meetings with Timorese entities related to the affairs of Forum Macau, investment promotion agencies and cooperation projects. (macauhub)