Jointly organized by the China International Contractors Association and the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute ("IPIM"), the 13thInternational Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum ("13thIIICF") took place in Macao SAR. A delegation consisting of representatives of nearly 10 companies including Huawei, ZTE, Mindray Medical, and China Construction Science and Industry Construction, led by Mr. Jian Zheng, CPC Committee Member and Deputy Director of the Commerce Bureau of Shenzhen, participated in the forum. Through seven exhibition booths, the delegation presented Shenzhen's foreign contracted projects to Mr. Ho Iat-seng, Chief Executive of Macao SAR, among others. They also endeavored to obtain orders to expand their market shares, signing a number of framework agreements.
The opening ceremony of the 13thIIICF was attended by Mr. Ho Iat-seng, Chief Executive of Macao SAR, Mr. Zheng Xincong, Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Macao SAR, Mr. Liu Xianfa, Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Macao SAR, and Mr. Huang Shaoze, Director of the Department of Security of the Macao SAR and other guests. Representatives from China's Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in the UAE, Malaysia's Ministry of Transport, Bangladesh's Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, and Angola's Ministry of Energy and Water delivered a keynote speech online.
The Belt and Road Infrastructure Development Index (2022) and the Index Report (2022)were released at the forum. The latest index comprehensively demonstrates the new trends and features of international infrastructure investment and construction, providing reference and a decision-making basis for companies in carrying out international cooperation. A total of 41 thematic events were held during the 13thIIICF, bringing together onsite over 1,300 leaders and executives from more than 600 agencies including government agencies, financial institutions, contractors and industrial chain companies from all over the world.
In recent years, Shenzhen has been leading among Chinese cities in the scale of foreign contracted projects, with the largest turnover for 12 consecutive years, promoting the globalization of the city's products, equipment sets, technologies and services.