A senior official from China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) has called for fostering production capacity cooperation between China and five nations (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) along the Mekong River.
Zhang Wei, CCPIT Vice Chairman made the pledge as he was addressing the opening ceremony of the Economic and Technological Exhibition for Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) 2017 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 13.
“Lancang-Mekong cooperation is a new-type sub-regional cooperation mechanism tailor made for the common requirements of the six countries along the Lancang and Mekong River. It is also an integral part of cooperation between China and ASEAN. This exhibition aims to deepen the friendship between China and the five nations along the Mekong River, enhance production capacity cooperation, promote collaboration in agriculture, water conservancy, infrastructure construction, information and telecommunications. CCPIT is willing to work with governments and chambers of commerce of the five nations to build up more platforms for trade and investment promotion, commercial and legal services and information exchange, invigorating trade ties,” added Zhang.
Chhoun Dara, Secretary of State for Cambodia’s Ministry of Commerce spoke highly of the exhibition, saying it has promoted economic and trade cooperation between China and Cambodia, and deepened Cambodian people’s understandings about China. He hoped that China could expand its investment in Cambodia to promote the export of his country.
The exhibition was jointly hosted by CCPIT and Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia, and organized by China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) and Cambodia Chamber of Commerce. More than 300 people attended the opening ceremony.
Covering an area of 8,400 square meters, the exhibition has displayed projects regarding infrastructure, high-speed railway, power, energy, rail transport, telecommunications and mechanical equipment of 135 enterprises from China and the five nations along the Mekong River.