Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua visits CSCEC booth.
From June 27-28, the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo is held in Changsha, Hunan Province. Hu Chunhua, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council, attends the opening ceremony & China-Africa Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum to read the congratulatory letter from President Xi Jinping and deliver a speech. Hao Peng, Director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), Qian Keming, Vice Minister of Commerce of PRC, and Xu Dazhe, Governor of Hunan Province, attend the opening ceremony and other related activities. Zhou Yong, Party Group member and Vice General Manager of China State Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. and Vice President of China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), attends the opening ceremony and presides over the discussion of the Dialogue of China-Africa Infrastructure and Financing Cooperation.
With the theme of "win-win cooperation for closer China-Africa economic and trade partnership", the expo is jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People's Government of Hunan Province. It is an important measure to implement the Eight Major Initiatives with African countries proposed on the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. The expo focuses on trade, agriculture, investment and financing, cooperation parks and infrastructure, and sets up such pavilions as Pavilion of African Countries, China-Africa Cooperation Achievements Pavilion, the Chinese Sub-national Pavilion, and China Central SOEs Pavilion.
Before the opening ceremony, Zhou Yong accompanies Vice Premier Hu Chunhua and Director Hao Peng respectively to visit CSCEC booth. He also introduces in detail the key projects such as Congo (Brazzaville) No.1 National Highway and reports CSCEC's achievements in the infrastructure investment and construction in Africa. As a key project of “port traffic,” Congo (Brazzaville) No.1 National Highway project is exhibited in the China-Africa Cooperation Achievements Pavilion.
On the afternoon of June 27, Zhou Yong attends the Dialogue of China-Africa Infrastructure and Financing Cooperation and presides over the discussion of “Innovating Investment and Financing Mode to Facilitate Infrastructure Connectivity in Africa.”
During the expo, Zhou Yong also attends the 2019 Hunan and Central Enterprise Matchmaking Conference hosted by the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, the People's Government of Hunan Province and SASAC.
Leaders of CSCEC Overseas Division and CSCEC 5th Bureau also attend the abovementioned activities.
As one of the first domestic enterprises "going global", CSCEC has a history of overseas business that can be traced back to the founding of the People's Republic of China, with footprints in more than 100 countries and regions. Since the Belt and Road Initiative was launched in 2013, with the principle of "extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits", CSCEC has made full use of its brand advantages to integrate internal resources and tap international market to boost investments in Africa in housing constructions, rail traffic, airports, electric power and other professional engineering fields. Based on the host countries' development plan and the needs of their people, CSCEC has completed a host of infrastructure and livelihood projects, such as Congo (Brazzaville) No.1 National Highway and Algeria North-South Highway, to promote the local livelihood welfare and sustainable development of host countries.
CSCEC booth, covering an area of 130 m2, takes CSCEC blue as the base color and looks like an eagle spreading its wings. The steel structure for the wings combines the modeling elements of the beams in ancient Chinese buildings. The booth comprehensively displays CSCEC's overseas achievements through video clips, sand tables, models, and pictures. (Article from CSCEC Overseas Division and CSCEC 5th Bureau)