The Myanmar delegation led by Vice President U Myint Swe arrived at the office of the Free Trade Port Area Management Committee in Qinzhou around 9:20 am yesterday, where they were welcomed by Vice Mayor Mr Liu Renshan and officials.
The Vice President observed the small-scale replica of the free trade port area and was given explanations by the committee’s second in-charge Mr Huang Shanrong and Deputy Director Mr Xu Chaoran of the Department for Boosting Investments. They provided detailed information and current and future projects for the Qinzhou free trade port area and the experimental free trade port zone (Qinzhou).
Next, the Vice President travelled to Qinzhou container port and were received by General Manager Mr Zhou Yan of Beibu Gulf Port Qinzhou Dock Co Ltd. They gave various explanations on the port including its history and processes while the Vice President observed around it. He then took a documentary photo with all the officials.
In the afternoon, the Vice President arrived at Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center for the opening ceremony of the Myanmar national exhibition. He and his delegation were welcomed by Mr Huang Shiyong, permanent member of the Communist Party of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee.
The Vice President, together with Union Minister Dr Than Myint and Magway Region Minister U Zaw Min, cut ceremonial ribbons to open the exhibition, viewed the cultural dance troupe’s performance, and took a documentary photo with everyone in attendance.
The Vice President observed the national exhibition which chose Magway as its city of charm and toured the booths displaying Myanmar commodities at the 16th China-ASEAN Expo.
There are 169 booths displaying Myanmar coffee, tea leaf-related products, traditional handicrafts, gems and jewellery, finished wood products, fruits, traditional medicine, rattan furniture, agricultural products and food samples at the expo. The booths are opened by about 600 Myanmar entrepreneurs and have a combined value of US$1.937 million. —MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)