China’s Chengdu delegation meets BOI Chairman, Eyes steel plant in Hambantota

mar 26, 2019 (LBO) – A delegation from Chengdu Association for Foreign Trade and Cooperation (CAFTEC) Chengdu, China visited the Board Of Investment and expressed interest in setting up a steel project in Hambantota.

The aim of the visit is to promote Sri Lanka and particularly projects in Hambantota.

The delegation who met with the Chairman of the BOI, Hemasiri Fernando said the Chengdu Business Council was the first Chinese Chamber to open an office in Colombo and plans to set up 7 more regional offices in other South Asian countries.

“This will mutually, benefit both the BOI and the Council,” Fernando said.

He also invited them to extend their study to other BOI zones, not just to Hambantota.

“Historically there has always been excellent relations between Sri Lanka and China,”. he added.

The delegation consisted of Chen Xia, secretary general (CAFTEC) who was accompanied by two members and by Kosala Wickramanayake, president, International Business Council.