Aug 22nd -26th, Chen Yongxin (General Manager of CBMIE) visited Ghana at invitation accompanied by Mr. Boateng (Ghana’s Ambassador to China). Vice President of Ghana Mahamudu Bawumia held a welcome dinner for Chen Yongxin and the group.
During the welcome dinner, Mahamudu Bawumia recalled signing ceremony of “One District, One Factory” cooperation agreement with CBMIE during his visit to China this June. He expressed that he was glad to meet with Chen Yongxin again in Ghana, and Ghana government would provide necessary support to CBMIE in Ghana.
On the following days, Chen Yongxin held talks with Hon.Alan Kyerematen (Minister of Trade and Industry of Ghana), Hon.Freda Prempeh (Minister of Works and Housing of Ghana), Hon.John-Peter Amewu (Minister of Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana), Madamn Gifty (Minister of “One District, One Factory” project), and Hon.Catherine Abelem Afeku (Minister of Tourism of Ghana). Chen Yongxin pointed out that, Ghana is experiencing an economic boom, CNBM is optimistic about Ghanaian market, and CNBM with its leading role in relevant industries in international market will assist Ghana in construction. He is confident in CNBM’s current projects under construction in Ghana.
Chen Yongxin held bilateral and multilateral talks with financial organizations including Ghana EximBank, Barclays Bank of Ghana, and GCB (the largest commercial bank of Ghana) concerning project implementation. Mr. Kwadwo Boateng Genfi (Board Chairman of Ghanas Exim bank) held a reception representing Ghanaian finance industry and expressed the willingness to cooperate with CNBM during his speech. Ambassadors of China and Ghana and representatives from Ghanaian finance and business industries attended the reception.
Aug 26th, Chen Yongxin and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (President of Ghana) attended the launching ceremony of “One District, One Factory” project. President of Ghana highly appraised CNBM’s effort in cooperation with the “One District, One Factory” project of Ghana. The president of Ghana, Chen Yongxin, and representatives of society cut the ribbon at the ceremony.
Before the ceremony, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo visited the first “One District, One Factory” project, which will be constructed by CNBM General Machinery Co., Ltd.Chen Yongxin met with Sun Baohong (Chinese Ambassador to Ghana) and Chai Zhijing(Commercial Counselor).He also visited the local largest building material market and commercial complex, the largest state-owned enterprise of Ghana and the largest steel factory by Chinese enterprise.
During the visit, he had discussions with local enterprises concerning market development and business management.Ma Wensheng (General Manager of Overseas Platform of CBMIE), Xu Zheng (Vice General Manager of CNBM General Machinery Co., Ltd.) and relevant staffs accompanied the visit.
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