To Promote the Building of Macau’s Sino-Portuguese Platform
Date:June 2, 2017
On May 31, the “Summit on the Chinese Central SOEs' Support of Macao in the Building of China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries Co-Operation Platform was held in Macau. The Summit was sponsored by the Macau SAR Government with the support of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR. Fernando Chui (Chief Executive of Macau SAR), Edmund Ho (CPPCC Vice Chairman), Hao Peng (SASAC Party Committee Secretary), Wang Zhimin (Director of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR) and Jorge Costa Oliveira (Portugal’s Secretary of State of Foreign Trade and Investment Promotion) attended the Summit and respectively made a speech. Song Zhiping (President of CNBM) also attended the Summit on invitation. The Summit provided a new platform for central SOEs, Macau’s enterprises and Portuguese-speaking countries’ enterprises with the aim of building Macau as a service platform for trade cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries. Representatives of more than 70 domestic and overseas enterprises and bodies were present at the Summit.
At the Summit, Song Zhiping and Moderly (President of Solara 4 S.A.) signed a 300MW above-ground PV power station EPC contract on behalf of CNBM and Solara 4 S.A., respectively. In the link of interaction, Song introduced the details of the cooperation developed by CNBM in Portuguese-speaking countries. In addition, at the Summit, Song was specially interviewed by Macau Daily News and TeleDifus?o de Macau S.A. During the interview he remarked that Macau’s role of “Sino-Portuguese platform” is very important, and CNBM hopes to join hands with Macau’s enterprises to exploit markets in Portuguese-speaking countries and even the world.
On the afternoon of the day, Song accompanied Hao Peng on the visit in CNBM’s affiliate Macau Cement Manufacturing Co., Ltd. During the visit, Hao heard the report on how the company has developed in Macau over the thirty-odd years. The company, being one of the few heavy industry enterprises in Macau, has been in continuous expansion and kept the leading position in the industry by taking the opportunities arising from economic take-off since the return of Macau, thereby making significant contributions to economic construction in the SAR. Hao praised CNBM and CSCEC for jointly buying the shares of the company in the form of megamerger, highly appreciated the contributions made by the company to the building of the SAR and the achievements made in recent years, and extended greetings to all the staff through the company’s leading group. He further emphasized that many construction projects will be launched in the SAR since the 20th anniversary of the return of Macau is coming and the company should adhere to the concept of laying stress on industry, enhance the fine management, give full play to its essential, foundational role in economic construction in the SAR, and scale new heights together with the SAR.
Song remarked that considering Hao’s special visit and important instructions given in the thick of things as an encouragement and impetus for the company as well as CNBM, CNBM will definitely support the development of Macau, actively take part in the cooperation-based development of Portuguese-speaking countries, and be all in for the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.
Hao was accompanied on the visit by Yao Huan (Director of SASAC Party Building Bureau), Li Wei (Director of SASAC Research Bureau), Chen Guodong (Deputy Director of SASAC General Office), Zhang Jihui (Deputy Director of SASAC International Cooperation Bureau), Fu Jianguo (President of Nam Kwong Group), Duan Hongyi (GM of Nam Kwong Group), Zheng Xuexuan (Vice President of CSCEC), Zhou Yong (President and CEO of CCDI), Zhang Haipeng (GM of CSCEC Macau), Peng Shou (Vice President of CNBM and GM of Triumph Science & Technology Co., Ltd.) and Cheng Xiang (GM of Macau Cement Manufacturing Co., Ltd.).