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Minister of Transportation of Nigeria Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi Visited ICC

Time:2016-02-19
 

On the 28th of January, 2016 Deputy Director General Mr. Liu Jianxing met with Minister of Transportation of Nigeria Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. The two sides exchanged views and conducted in-depth discussions on policy-making and planning of transportation systems, port development, industrial park development and etc.

 

Liu extended welcome the Minister’s visit to ICC and pointed out that infrastructure construction, especially transportation, play an important role in China’s economic development. ICC, as a think tank, would share its experience on policy-making and planning of transportation systems, port development, industrial park development and etc. Liu said that the foundation for cooperation between ICC and Nigeria had been well placed. In August of 2015, ICC signed, with the River State, Memorandum of Understanding between International Cooperation Center of National Development and Reform Commission and the River State. Mr. Amaechi said that Nigeria would provide land and policy support for port and industrial park construction, planning and investment to draw in foreign investors and hoped that China could be more involved in the process. Director of the ICC Institute of Urban Planning, Mr. Li Ning, said that ICC had accrued rich experience in the research and planning of state-level economic zones and promoted the investment from over 3,000 Chinese companies in industrial parks of various countries. The Deputy Director said that in Nigeria government of all levels should provide stable policy guarantee for investors through legislation to reduce potential political risks. He also gave suggestions on port and industrial park cooperation between China and Nigeria: (1). Discussing on the use of policy leverage to match local labor force with capital, technique and market as well as exploring potential market; (2) enhancing infrastructure construction in port areas, especially that of the transportation systems to connect the industrial parks with the hinterland market.

 

Special Consultant of the Nigerian government Ms. Julia, Director of the Institute of Urban Planning Mr. Li Ning, Deputy Divison Chief of Information, Policy Research Fellow Ms. Zhao Jing and Ms. Zhao Wei from the Information Office were also present.

 

Translated by Zhao Wei 

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