Trade Chamber delegation visits Chengdu, China | Sunday Observer

Trade Chamber delegation visits Chengdu, China

An agreement was signed to teach the Chinese language to Sri Lankans
An agreement was signed to teach the Chinese language to Sri Lankans

A delegation of the Sri Lanka-China Trade and Investment Promotion Chamber (SLCTIP) comprising its President Nihal Aluvihare, Vice President Lasitha Devendra and Executive Council member Ravi Perera, attended the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, under the Belt and Road Initiative, in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province recently, on an invitation from the Sichuan Provincial Government in China.

The President of the Chamber addressing the forum at Sichuan University, outlined the investment opportunities in Sri Lanka and on the proposed project of the Chamber to teach the Chinese Language to 25,000 unemployed youth in Sri Lanka.

The delegation handed over an official message from the Presidential Secretariat to the Mayor of Chengdu City government.

The delegation had a meeting with officials of the Chengdu Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation and attended a B2B meeting with prospective investors. A Memorandum of Understanding between the two sides was signed for future cooperation. A presentation on investment opportunities and the benefits offered by the Board of Investment and the Government was presented to the business personnel by the Chambers’ Executive Council member Ravi Perera at the forum on Construction.

SLCTIP President Aluvihare opened a training school belonging to Sincio International Education Co., LLC in the capital. Chinese Government officials, business personnel, officials of the Foreign Office and the Department of Education were also present.

An Education Cooperation Framework Agreement was signed to obtain teaching facilities and financial assistance to implement the Chinese Language teaching program in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Career Guidance Unit.

Phase one of the Chinese language teaching program will cover five districts and phase two will cover the remaining districts.

The delegation also visited the Agricultural University. Vice President Devendra addressed the gathering on e-Agriculture in Sri Lanka. Two agreements, the Agriculture University and the Producers Association was signed.

The delegation also had meetings with the Head of the Foreign Office of Sichuan Provincial Government. A discussion took place on assistance in education and cultural affairs.

A VVIP delegation including the Deputy Governor of Sichuan Province due to visit India and Pakistan, will also visit Sri Lanka next month.

Several investors met the delegation and had discussions on investing in, the assembly of UAVs, an airline service, aeronautical engineering school, assembly and sale of electric cars, scooters and three-wheelers, companies in the construction field and travel companies.