The construction industry on the Mainland and in Hong Kong may consider building a Silk Road joint platform for infrastructure under the Belt & Road initiative, Secretary for Development Paul Chan said today.
He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Mainland & Hong Kong Construction Industry Forum in Yinchuan, Ningxia.
Mr Chan suggested three strategies for the platform, including exploring an international financing channel for the Silk Road infrastructure projects; building a network of diversified and world-class professional service teams to support the projects; and setting up a high-level permanent platform for communication and policy discussions.
During his two-day visit with a delegation from Hong Kong, Mr Chan also met with government officials there to exchange views on partnering opportunities and challenges brought about by the Belt & Road initiative for the Mainland and Hong Kong.
The delegation visited a science park and a vineyard in Yinchuan yesterday and will conduct study visits tomorrow to learn about the business environment, foreign investment, urban planning, residential development and built heritage conservation in Yinchuan.
Silk-Road joint platform mooted