Friday, October 06, 2006

More Chinese companies to come to Sierra Leone to engage in business

 The President of the HananGuiji Group of companies, Mr. Sheng Tongshan and the financial controller of the company, Mr. Zhang Qingliag, yesterday paid a courtesy call to the ministry of Trade and Industry, Dr, Kadi Sesay at her Youyi building Office.
Mr. Sheng Tongshan expressed appreciation for the good investment atmosphere in Sierra Leone and thanked the Trade and Industry Minister, Dr. Kadi Sesay, who during her visit to China encouraged HanaGuiji Group of companies to invest here.
He said that they are here to carry out an assessment on the activities of the company’s investment enterprise at the Industrial and Trade centre, at cline Town and to finalize work for the implementation of the hotel and estate development at Lumley as well as the export and processing zone projects.
The president of the company informed the Trade Minister that expedition teams, including designers from the company headquarter in China would arrived here before December for the implementation of the hotel and estate development projects at Lumley.
He disclosed that the Chinese government has encouraged more Chinese companies to invest in Sierra Leone and that over thirty companies have expressed intention to invest here next year.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Kadi Sesay, said that the Industrial and Trade Centre at Cline Town, a pilot project of the HananGuiji Group of companies, is making great progress as goods from the company are popular with sierra Leoneans.
She said the people of Sierra Leone are looking forward to the implementation of the hotel and estate development as well as the export and processing zone projects as they would boost tourism and create more employment for youths in the country.
The Trade and Industry Minister informed the delegation that government has already set up a coordinating committee to look into the activities of the Chinese investment in the country and called on the president of the company to submit the names from the company for the establishment of a board as contained in the memorandum of understanding signed between the government of Sierra Leone and the Management of the Hanan Guiji Group of Company.
Dr. Kadi Sesay also requested assistance from the President of Hanan Guiji Group of Company for the construction of the peace market at Ferry Junction and the Aberdeen road Market.