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The International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum” (The 8th IIICF) was successfully concluded today (2 June). In this two-day event, 14 thematic and concurrent forums were held. More than 220 sessions of business talks were organised, and 24 business contracts, framework agreements or memorandums of understanding were arranged. Among them seven projects under co-operation agreements involved collaboration between Mainland China and Portuguese-speaking Countries. This fully illustrated Macao’s function as a platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries. The results of this event were fruitful, as there is a new driving force for countries and regions to advance economies jointly.
As the Forum was hosted in Macao, Macao could find its exact position in the construction of “The Belt and Road” Chang concluded this forum saying that firstly the forum has built up a platform for mutual communication and mutually beneficial co-operation in the industries. At the same time, it was combined with the current background of the national development. This forum was of important implications concerning the realisation of “The Belt and Road” construction, and the advancement of industrial development and regional economic integration. Secondly, it also increased Macao’s involvement in the construction of “The Belt and Road”, building a platform for the economic diversified development. As the forum was held in Macao successfully, There were pragmatic implications as it helped Macao to find its exact position in the construction of “The Belt and Road”, to properly function as a platform and catch up with the fast pace of national development. In the forum, “The Belt and Road Infrastructure Development Index (2017)” and “The Report on the Belt and Road Infrastructure Development Index (2017)” were launched which will help enterprises from Mainland China, Macao, countries along “The Belt and Road”, and Portuguese-speaking Countries explore opportunities to advance co-operation. Thirdly, it further emphasised and illustrated Macao’s role as a services platform for commercial co-operation between Mainland China and Portuguese-speaking Countries. During the forum the Unveiling Ceremony of “China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Co-operation and Development Fund” Headquarters, and the hosting of “High-Level Seminar on Finance and International Co-operation for Productivity between Mainland China and Portuguese-speaking Countries” will help Macao upgrade  its role as a financial services platform between Mainland China and Portuguese-speaking Countries.
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2017.06.02