A delegation with representatives of the governments of the Great Pearl River Delta will travel to Portugal in June to explore business opportunities, said Gloria Batalha Ung, director of the Macau Institute for Trade and Investment Promotion (IPIM), according to Portuguese-language newspaper Tribuna de Macau.
The executive member of the Board of IPIM said the mission, which will include three or four representatives of the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangxi, Hainan, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan and the special administrative regions of Macau and Hong Kong, shows that the Macau services platform is not only intended for companies but also for governments.
The delegation of the Great Pearl River Delta, known as 9+2, plans to analyse investment opportunities in trade and deepen knowledge of the Portuguese experience in the area of environmental protection, including the wind energy sector.
Gloria Ung also said that Portugal is the first stage, and that at a later stage such visits may be arranged every year to the Portuguese-speaking countries.
Ung said that during the recent visit by a Macau mission to Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre, in Brazil, there were proposals for cooperation and business for entrepreneurs who joined the delegation.
She noted that the cooperation protocols proposed by Investe São Paulo and the Commercial Association of Porto Alegre, were due to be signed in Macau when both institutions travel to the territory during the Macau International Fair.