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Charlestrong now selling homes in Mozambican development

Charlestrong Engineering Technology and Consulting Ltd of Macao has begun selling the 240 apartments in the second phase of its Vila Olímpica housing development in Maputo, Jornal Notícias reports.

The Mozambican newspaper says the sales drive is the outcome of a deal struck by Charlestrong and the Mozambican state housing agency.

Buyers can pay a lump sum of 1 million meticals (about US$15,700) for a home, or pay in monthly instalments spread over 20 years, the report says.

It says the buyers must be young people or public servants with steady jobs.

If over 240 prospective buyers come forward, they will draw lots to decide which of them will get an apartment.

The development is part of a government programme meant to provide young Mozambicans with housing, Jornal Notícias says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/charlestrong-now-selling-homes-in-mozambican-development/

Trade between China, Portuguese-speaking Countries tops US$38.49bln in January-March 2020

Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$38.491 billion in the period from January to March 2021. It represented a 20.41 percent increase year-on-year, according to data from China Customs.

Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$25.283 billion to China in the first three months of 2021 – an increase of 8.86 percent year-on-year. The value of China’s merchandise exports to those countries reached US$13.208billion in the same period, up 51.1 percent year-on-year, according to Chinese official data.

The total value of merchandise traded in March between the parties topped US$13.47 billion, up 13.3 percent from the previous month.

The value of China’s merchandise imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$9.164 billion, an increase of 16.38 percent month-to-month, according to Chinese official data. China sold goods to those countries worth US$4.306billion in March, an increase of 7.27 percent compared with February.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/trade-between-china-portuguese-speaking-countries-tops-us38-49bln-in-january-march-2020/

Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao hosts parallel session on “Giving full play to Macao’s role as a platform in promoting the joint implementation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative”

The parallel session on “Giving full play to Macao’s role as a platform in promoting the joint implementation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative”, part of the official programme of the 12th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (IIICF), was held at the Venetian Macao’s convention and exhibition centre, on July 23. It was co-organised by Mainland China-Macao Belt and Road Business and Professional Services Council, and the Permanent Secretariat of Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao).

In recent years, Macao has been actively building the service platform for trade cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, which has strongly enhanced the economic and trade cooperation between the two sides. It has also become an important platform facilitating the participation of the Portuguese-speaking countries in the “Belt and Road” initiative. In the context of China’s opening to the outside world on all fronts, the parallel session on “Giving full play to Macao’s role as a platform in promoting the joint implementation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative” aimed to explore ways to boost fresh opportunities between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries regarding infrastructure development, by making good use of Macao’s platform advantage, and aimed also to accelerate the integration of Portuguese-speaking countries into the national “Belt and Road” initiative. The parallel session also targeted to expand third-party market cooperation under the joint effort of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, in a bid to stimulate high-quality development in relation to the construction of the “Belt and Road”.

Assistant Minister of Commerce, Mr Ren Hongbin; Macao Secretary for Economy and Finance, Mr Lei Wai Nong; Mozambique’s Ambassador to China, Ms Maria Gustava; and Deputy Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, Mr Ding Tian, delivered welcoming speeches at the opening ceremony of the event.

In his speech, Deputy Secretary-General Mr Ding outlined the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao’s commitment to acting as a liaison point to help enterprises from Mainland China and Macao that intend to cooperate with Portuguese-speaking Countries on business and trade. He hoped the event would be a good starting point. The opportunities created by China’s formulation and implementation of the 14th Five-Year Plan; the making of new ground in pursuing opening up on all fronts; and Macao’s economic and trade cooperation service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, would allow Mainland China, Macao and Portuguese-speaking Countries to be connected more closely. Together, the three parties would jointly explore markets along the “Belt and Road”, and create a new development model for Sino-Lusophone cooperation on the building of this initiative.

The event attracted about 120 attendees, including representatives of relevant government departments of Mainland China and Macao; members of Mainland China-Macao Belt and Road Business and Professional Services Council; representatives of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao; Ambassadors of Portuguese-speaking Countries to China; Macau Chinese Enterprises Association; and financial institutions, consultancies, and related enterprises.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/permanent-secretariat-of-forum-macao-hosts-parallel-session-on-giving-full-play-to-macaos-role-as-a-platform-in-promoting-the-joint-implementation-between-china-and-portuguese-speaki/

Macao poly lectures to cover nexus of China, lusophone world

The Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) says it will present a series of public lectures by renowned academic authorities on various aspects of China and the Portuguese-speaking world.

The institute announced in writing yesterday that Forum of Higher Education Management in Portuguese-speaking Countries and Regions President Margarida Mano would give the first lecture, entitled “Global Challenges to Higher Education in Portuguese-speaking Countries and Regions”, next Tuesday.

The MPI says the lecture will be given in Portuguese with simultaneous Chinese interpretation.

The institute says the lectures will cover culture, history, education, international economic engagement, tourism, science and technology, intelligent cities and other aspects of China and the lusophone world.

The purpose is to spur exchanges by China and the lusophone world in fields that are important for the development of China, the MPI says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/macao-poly-lectures-to-cover-nexus-of-china-lusophone-world/

IIICF helps Chinese enterprises penetrate Lusophone markets

The annual International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (IIICF) has a record of helping Chinese enterprises strike deals to do business in Portuguese-speaking parts of the world, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says.

China Road & Bridge Corp. struck a deal at the 2017 IIICF to do business in Mozambique, and the state-owned builder is seeking more opportunities at the IIICF this year, according to a written statement issued by IPIM on Wednesday.

IPIM says another state-owned enterprise, China Railway 20th Bureau Group Co. Ltd., struck a deal at the 2018 IIICF to build a bridge over a sea channel in northeastern Brazil for 15.7 billion yuan (about US$2.43 billion), and that the company is keen on doing more work in Latin America.

The IIICF this year will be held in Macao on July 22 and 23, IPIM says.

Last week IPIM announced that on the programme for the conference is the 7th China-Latin American Countries Infrastructure Forum, which will cover Brazil.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/iiicf-helps-chinese-enterprises-penetrate-lusophone-markets/

PowerChina builds offices for southern Mozambican dam staff

Power Construction Corp. of China Ltd (PowerChina) says a subsidiary, Sinohydro Bureau 11 Co. Ltd, has completed an office building at the Macarretane Dam, part of an irrigation system in southern Mozambique.

State-owned PowerChina announced in writing on Monday that the two-level building is a pleasant place for office staff to work, and has its own water and electricity systems, and a guardhouse.

The company says Mozambican Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources João Osvaldo Machatine spoke highly of the quality of the construction work when he attended a ceremony this month to mark the completion of the building.

His government took over the building in May, the company says.

Construction of the office building was part of a programme of work to rehabilitate the Macarretane Dam irrigation system, PowerChina says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/powerchina-builds-offices-for-southern-mozambican-dam-staff/

IIICF Helps Mainland Enterprises Expand Business by Leveraging Macao’s Strengths as the Platform between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries

The 12th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (hereinafter referred to as the “12th IIICF”) will be held in Macao from 22 to 23 July. After eleven years of development, IIICF has become the most influential annual event in the field of international infrastructure co-operation. Some mainland enterprises officially signed projects with Portuguese-speaking countries through IIICF, believing that Macao has given full play to its role as a Commercial and Trade Co-operation Service Platform between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (“the Platform”). The conferences and concurrent forums held during the event are reported to have helped enterprises better understand the infrastructure markets of Portuguese-speaking countries and countries involved in the  Belt and Road Initiative , thus serving as an important reference for future business development in these regions.

Signing projects and keeping abreast of international infrastructure trends

The China Railway 20th Bureau Group Co. Ltd. remarked that it officially signed a memorandum of understanding on the concession project of a sea-crossing bridge to connect Salvador and Itaparica Island in Brazil, and other related contracts, at the 9th IIICF. The contract amount is approximately RMB15.7 billion, and the project is currently in the preparatory stage prior to construction. Looking to the future, the group will constantly improve its competitiveness and achieve sustainable development in Latin America. It mentioned that IIICF has been held in Macao for many years, which has produced synergistic effects together with Macao’s role as the Platform, and has facilitated co-operation among countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. By participating in various IIICF conferences and activities, it can not only get to know about the overall development of international infrastructure but also keep abreast of its trends. It is believed that IIICF is a useful guideline for the group’s industrial landscape in international markets the years ahead.

Facilitating international exchanges and co-operation and seeking more partners involved in the  Belt and Road Initiative

The Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA) stated that it signed two project contracts at the 10th IIICF, one of which is a wind power project in northern Luzon, the Philippines. The project is now proceeding steadily. Meanwhile, POWERCHINA had an in-depth exchange of views on further strengthening co-operation in the fields of energy and infrastructure with Malaysia and Zimbabwe during the event, and actively promoted the implementation of relevant projects. The corporation hoped to enhance co-operation on clean energy with enterprises engaging in photovoltaic, energy storage, and green hydrogen at the 12th IIICF, and expand business matching in the fields of water environment, traffic engineering, and more. It is believed that by participating in IIICF, POWERCHINA can seek more partners involved in the  Belt and Road Initiative, deepen bilateral co-operation, and increase its international influence and brand awareness, which are conducive to its international co-operation and business development.

Convening the IIICF last year amid the epidemic

According to the China Road & Bridge Corporation, it signed a contract for a project in Mozambique at the 8th IIICF, and later submitted a feasibility study report, which has been approved by the technical division. In addition, the corporation also signed a contract for a project in Ghana at the 10th IIICF, to promote road, bridge, motorway and other projects. It is believed that at IIICF, new collaborative relationships can be established with domestic and foreign counterparts, and the depth and breadth of co-operation can be expanded. It was also mentioned that IIICF was successfully held last year despite the coronavirus pandemic. The corporation looks forward to learning about emerging business forms and communicating with other industries to create new opportunities for co-operation at this year’s IIICF.

Since relocating from Beijing to Macao in 2012, IIICF has been staged in Macao for nine consecutive years. Last year, the 11th IIICF effectively organised a number of thematic forums, special activities and concurrent forums. A total of twelve co-operation agreements were signed between Chinese and foreign parties in various fields including road transport, residential building construction, photovoltaic power stations, and wind electricity. For more information about the 12th IIICF, please visit http://www.iiicf.org/.
(Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute)

Government Information Bureau:
https://www.gcs.gov.mo/detail/en/N21GNlh1o5?12

Lusophone architects to help improve Brazilian shanty towns

Macao, Portuguese and lusophone African architects have volunteered their services to help improve shanty towns in Brasília, Lusa reports, citing International Council of Portuguese Language Architects President Rui Leão.

The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Leão, a Macao architect, as saying the volunteers will work with the inhabitants of 10 big shantytowns there.

He said the architects would contribute to a four-year programme of slum rehabilitation, microfinance and promotion of do-it-yourself building, which could be replicated in Angola, Cabo Verde, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.

Mr Leão’s council held last Friday the first of a series of online seminars on the heritage of Portuguese-speaking parts of the world, including Macao, to mark 30 years since the founding of the council.

On Sunday the council will open an exhibition showing in videos the work of 11 architects in lusophone parts of the world, including Macao, Lusa says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/lusophone-architects-to-help-improve-brazilian-shanty-towns/

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Charlestrong Engineering Technology and Consulting Ltd of Macao has begun selling the 240 apartments in the second phase of its Vila Olímpica housing development in Maputo, Jornal Notícias reports.

The Mozambican newspaper says the sales drive is the outcome of a deal struck by Charlestrong and the Mozambican state housing agency.

Buyers can pay a lump sum of 1 million meticals (about US$15,700) for a home, or pay in monthly instalments spread over 20 years, the report says.

It says the buyers must be young people or public servants with steady jobs.

If over 240 prospective buyers come forward, they will draw lots to decide which of them will get an apartment.

The development is part of a government programme meant to provide young Mozambicans with housing, Jornal Notícias says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/charlestrong-now-selling-homes-in-mozambican-development/

Trade in merchandise between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$38.491 billion in the period from January to March 2021. It represented a 20.41 percent increase year-on-year, according to data from China Customs.

Portuguese-speaking Countries sold goods worth US$25.283 billion to China in the first three months of 2021 – an increase of 8.86 percent year-on-year. The value of China’s merchandise exports to those countries reached US$13.208billion in the same period, up 51.1 percent year-on-year, according to Chinese official data.

The total value of merchandise traded in March between the parties topped US$13.47 billion, up 13.3 percent from the previous month.

The value of China’s merchandise imports from Portuguese-speaking Countries reached US$9.164 billion, an increase of 16.38 percent month-to-month, according to Chinese official data. China sold goods to those countries worth US$4.306billion in March, an increase of 7.27 percent compared with February.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/trade-between-china-portuguese-speaking-countries-tops-us38-49bln-in-january-march-2020/

The parallel session on “Giving full play to Macao’s role as a platform in promoting the joint implementation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative”, part of the official programme of the 12th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (IIICF), was held at the Venetian Macao’s convention and exhibition centre, on July 23. It was co-organised by Mainland China-Macao Belt and Road Business and Professional Services Council, and the Permanent Secretariat of Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao).

In recent years, Macao has been actively building the service platform for trade cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, which has strongly enhanced the economic and trade cooperation between the two sides. It has also become an important platform facilitating the participation of the Portuguese-speaking countries in the “Belt and Road” initiative. In the context of China’s opening to the outside world on all fronts, the parallel session on “Giving full play to Macao’s role as a platform in promoting the joint implementation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative” aimed to explore ways to boost fresh opportunities between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries regarding infrastructure development, by making good use of Macao’s platform advantage, and aimed also to accelerate the integration of Portuguese-speaking countries into the national “Belt and Road” initiative. The parallel session also targeted to expand third-party market cooperation under the joint effort of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, in a bid to stimulate high-quality development in relation to the construction of the “Belt and Road”.

Assistant Minister of Commerce, Mr Ren Hongbin; Macao Secretary for Economy and Finance, Mr Lei Wai Nong; Mozambique’s Ambassador to China, Ms Maria Gustava; and Deputy Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao, Mr Ding Tian, delivered welcoming speeches at the opening ceremony of the event.

In his speech, Deputy Secretary-General Mr Ding outlined the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao’s commitment to acting as a liaison point to help enterprises from Mainland China and Macao that intend to cooperate with Portuguese-speaking Countries on business and trade. He hoped the event would be a good starting point. The opportunities created by China’s formulation and implementation of the 14th Five-Year Plan; the making of new ground in pursuing opening up on all fronts; and Macao’s economic and trade cooperation service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, would allow Mainland China, Macao and Portuguese-speaking Countries to be connected more closely. Together, the three parties would jointly explore markets along the “Belt and Road”, and create a new development model for Sino-Lusophone cooperation on the building of this initiative.

The event attracted about 120 attendees, including representatives of relevant government departments of Mainland China and Macao; members of Mainland China-Macao Belt and Road Business and Professional Services Council; representatives of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum Macao; Ambassadors of Portuguese-speaking Countries to China; Macau Chinese Enterprises Association; and financial institutions, consultancies, and related enterprises.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/permanent-secretariat-of-forum-macao-hosts-parallel-session-on-giving-full-play-to-macaos-role-as-a-platform-in-promoting-the-joint-implementation-between-china-and-portuguese-speaki/

The Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) says it will present a series of public lectures by renowned academic authorities on various aspects of China and the Portuguese-speaking world.

The institute announced in writing yesterday that Forum of Higher Education Management in Portuguese-speaking Countries and Regions President Margarida Mano would give the first lecture, entitled “Global Challenges to Higher Education in Portuguese-speaking Countries and Regions”, next Tuesday.

The MPI says the lecture will be given in Portuguese with simultaneous Chinese interpretation.

The institute says the lectures will cover culture, history, education, international economic engagement, tourism, science and technology, intelligent cities and other aspects of China and the lusophone world.

The purpose is to spur exchanges by China and the lusophone world in fields that are important for the development of China, the MPI says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/macao-poly-lectures-to-cover-nexus-of-china-lusophone-world/

The annual International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (IIICF) has a record of helping Chinese enterprises strike deals to do business in Portuguese-speaking parts of the world, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, or IPIM, says.

China Road & Bridge Corp. struck a deal at the 2017 IIICF to do business in Mozambique, and the state-owned builder is seeking more opportunities at the IIICF this year, according to a written statement issued by IPIM on Wednesday.

IPIM says another state-owned enterprise, China Railway 20th Bureau Group Co. Ltd., struck a deal at the 2018 IIICF to build a bridge over a sea channel in northeastern Brazil for 15.7 billion yuan (about US$2.43 billion), and that the company is keen on doing more work in Latin America.

The IIICF this year will be held in Macao on July 22 and 23, IPIM says.

Last week IPIM announced that on the programme for the conference is the 7th China-Latin American Countries Infrastructure Forum, which will cover Brazil.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/iiicf-helps-chinese-enterprises-penetrate-lusophone-markets/

Power Construction Corp. of China Ltd (PowerChina) says a subsidiary, Sinohydro Bureau 11 Co. Ltd, has completed an office building at the Macarretane Dam, part of an irrigation system in southern Mozambique.

State-owned PowerChina announced in writing on Monday that the two-level building is a pleasant place for office staff to work, and has its own water and electricity systems, and a guardhouse.

The company says Mozambican Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources João Osvaldo Machatine spoke highly of the quality of the construction work when he attended a ceremony this month to mark the completion of the building.

His government took over the building in May, the company says.

Construction of the office building was part of a programme of work to rehabilitate the Macarretane Dam irrigation system, PowerChina says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/powerchina-builds-offices-for-southern-mozambican-dam-staff/

The 12th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (hereinafter referred to as the “12th IIICF”) will be held in Macao from 22 to 23 July. After eleven years of development, IIICF has become the most influential annual event in the field of international infrastructure co-operation. Some mainland enterprises officially signed projects with Portuguese-speaking countries through IIICF, believing that Macao has given full play to its role as a Commercial and Trade Co-operation Service Platform between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (“the Platform”). The conferences and concurrent forums held during the event are reported to have helped enterprises better understand the infrastructure markets of Portuguese-speaking countries and countries involved in the  Belt and Road Initiative , thus serving as an important reference for future business development in these regions.

Signing projects and keeping abreast of international infrastructure trends

The China Railway 20th Bureau Group Co. Ltd. remarked that it officially signed a memorandum of understanding on the concession project of a sea-crossing bridge to connect Salvador and Itaparica Island in Brazil, and other related contracts, at the 9th IIICF. The contract amount is approximately RMB15.7 billion, and the project is currently in the preparatory stage prior to construction. Looking to the future, the group will constantly improve its competitiveness and achieve sustainable development in Latin America. It mentioned that IIICF has been held in Macao for many years, which has produced synergistic effects together with Macao’s role as the Platform, and has facilitated co-operation among countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. By participating in various IIICF conferences and activities, it can not only get to know about the overall development of international infrastructure but also keep abreast of its trends. It is believed that IIICF is a useful guideline for the group’s industrial landscape in international markets the years ahead.

Facilitating international exchanges and co-operation and seeking more partners involved in the  Belt and Road Initiative

The Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA) stated that it signed two project contracts at the 10th IIICF, one of which is a wind power project in northern Luzon, the Philippines. The project is now proceeding steadily. Meanwhile, POWERCHINA had an in-depth exchange of views on further strengthening co-operation in the fields of energy and infrastructure with Malaysia and Zimbabwe during the event, and actively promoted the implementation of relevant projects. The corporation hoped to enhance co-operation on clean energy with enterprises engaging in photovoltaic, energy storage, and green hydrogen at the 12th IIICF, and expand business matching in the fields of water environment, traffic engineering, and more. It is believed that by participating in IIICF, POWERCHINA can seek more partners involved in the  Belt and Road Initiative, deepen bilateral co-operation, and increase its international influence and brand awareness, which are conducive to its international co-operation and business development.

Convening the IIICF last year amid the epidemic

According to the China Road & Bridge Corporation, it signed a contract for a project in Mozambique at the 8th IIICF, and later submitted a feasibility study report, which has been approved by the technical division. In addition, the corporation also signed a contract for a project in Ghana at the 10th IIICF, to promote road, bridge, motorway and other projects. It is believed that at IIICF, new collaborative relationships can be established with domestic and foreign counterparts, and the depth and breadth of co-operation can be expanded. It was also mentioned that IIICF was successfully held last year despite the coronavirus pandemic. The corporation looks forward to learning about emerging business forms and communicating with other industries to create new opportunities for co-operation at this year’s IIICF.

Since relocating from Beijing to Macao in 2012, IIICF has been staged in Macao for nine consecutive years. Last year, the 11th IIICF effectively organised a number of thematic forums, special activities and concurrent forums. A total of twelve co-operation agreements were signed between Chinese and foreign parties in various fields including road transport, residential building construction, photovoltaic power stations, and wind electricity. For more information about the 12th IIICF, please visit http://www.iiicf.org/.
(Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute)

Government Information Bureau:
https://www.gcs.gov.mo/detail/en/N21GNlh1o5?12

Macao, Portuguese and lusophone African architects have volunteered their services to help improve shanty towns in Brasília, Lusa reports, citing International Council of Portuguese Language Architects President Rui Leão.

The Portuguese news agency quotes Mr Leão, a Macao architect, as saying the volunteers will work with the inhabitants of 10 big shantytowns there.

He said the architects would contribute to a four-year programme of slum rehabilitation, microfinance and promotion of do-it-yourself building, which could be replicated in Angola, Cabo Verde, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.

Mr Leão’s council held last Friday the first of a series of online seminars on the heritage of Portuguese-speaking parts of the world, including Macao, to mark 30 years since the founding of the council.

On Sunday the council will open an exhibition showing in videos the work of 11 architects in lusophone parts of the world, including Macao, Lusa says.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):
https://www.forumchinaplp.org.mo/lusophone-architects-to-help-improve-brazilian-shanty-towns/

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