On January 16, Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, accompanied by his delegation visited Hubei Industrial Construction Group Co., Ltd (HICC). Dominica party and HICC have conducted in-depth exchanges on accelerating the Dominica International Airport project and reached important consensus. Then, the two sides signed a comprehensive cooperation framework agreement and a memorandum of understanding for the project.
Hu Dan, deputy secretary of the party committee and general manager of HICC, and Martin Charles, the ambassador of Dominica in China, signed the cooperation agreement on behalf of both parties.
Provincial senior officers have attended the signing ceremony, including Mr. Fu Limin，Director General of the Hubei State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission; Mr. Feng Xiguo, Deputy Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Provincial Committee; Mr. Yuan Yajie, Deputy Director General of the Department of Commerce; Mr. Li Jingjie, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Provincial Construction Engineering Administration; Mr. Liu Guanghui, Party Secretary and Chairman of HICC; Mr. Hu Dan, Deputy Secretary and General Manager of HICC.
The Honorable Mr. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit pointed out that Dominica and China are good friends and good partners. Dominica cherished the good relations with China. They will always adhere to the “One-China” principle and continue to carry forward the friendship between the two sides. Dominica International Airport is a key project in Dominica and plays a significant role in the development of their country. Through inspections, Mr. Skerrit conveyed his appreciation and approval for the strength of HICC. It is believed that the cooperation with Chinese enterprises can make Dominica International Airport a landmark building in the Caribbean Sea region, and an outstanding achievement of the 15th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Fu Limin, secretary of the party committee and director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Hubei province, expressed warm welcome to Mr. Prime Minister and his delegation. He said that the provincial government SASAC has been paying much attention on the development of provincial state-owned enterprises’ overseas business. HICC, as the only large state-owned construction enterprise group in the province, will fully support the high-quality "going out" of enterprises and contribute in building the friendship between China and Dominica.
Feng Xiguo, deputy director of the Foreign Affairs of Hubei province, welcomed MR. Prime minister and representatives, and introduced the economic and social development of Hubei Province to the guests. He also said that the Provincial Foreign Affairs Office is willing to offer services for mutual understanding and cooperation between China and Dominica.
Yuan Yajie, deputy director of Department of Commerce of Hubei province, introduced the overseas business of construction enterprises from Hubei Province. He said that he would provide support of policy, information and work channels to help Hubei Construction enterprises implement the strategy of “going out”.
Liu Guanghui, chairman of the board of HICC, expressed warm welcome and sincere gratitude to Prime Minister. He briefly introduced the history, business areas and comprehensive strength of HICC. He said that HICC has constructed overseas projects spread more than 20 countries and regions, those projects include municipal engineering, electric power engineering, large-scale landmark projects, airport projects, installation projects, etc. and HICC has rich overseas construction experience. He hoped that the construction of new airport would benefit people in both countries and make greater contributions in building human destiny community.
Directors from state-owned assets supervision and administration commission of hubei province, department of Commerce of hubei province, foreign affairs of hubei province, department of housing and urban-rural development of hubei province and HICC attend this event.
MR. Prime Minister and delegations visited Hubei Museum
The Commonwealth of Dominica is located in the Sea Northeast of the Lesser Antilles in the Eastern Caribbean, faces the Atlantic on the east and the Caribbean Sea on the west, it is an island which land area is 751 sq km. Capital is Roseau. Indigenous people are Arawaks and Caribbeans from South American Indian tribes.
Dominica is an international tourist destination. As the government enhance its efforts in the development of national infrastructure and tourism, the number of international tourists grow rapidly. After the completion of the Airport, it will provide more convenient services for tourists from all over the world, and Dominica's international air traffic industry will also increase significantly.
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