On September 14, CHEC and China Development Bank signed Agreement on Colombo International Financial Centre Policy Research and Investment Attraction Consulting Services in Beijing. Mr. Tang Qiaoliang – President of CHEC and Chairman of Colombo Port City Project Company and Mr. Ma Xin – Vice President of China Development Bank attended the signing ceremony. Mr. Liu Yong – President of China Development Bank Research Institute and its Chief Economist and Mr. Liu Baohe – Vice President of CHEC, on behalf of each side, signed the agreement.
This signing of this agreement is another deep cooperation between CHEC and China Development Bank after the a series of financing cooperation, and also the first cooperation between CHEC and a national high-end financial research think tank in the strategic flagship project, which is of great significance to both sides.
Mr. Tang Qiaoliang said he hoped the two sides would take the signing of this agreement as an opportunity to further strengthen policy communication and cooperation in various fields. He also hoped that China Development Bank would continue to support the development of Colombo Port City Project and jointly build the port city to be a classic work on "the Belt and Road". According to Mr. Ma Xin, China Development Bank would give play to the resource and experience advantages of high-end financial institutions and high-level experts and scholars to create a customized landing path and policy system for Colombo International Financial Centre and help to realize the goal of building Colombo Port City to be a world-class regional financial cluster.
After the signing ceremony, CHEC and China Development Bank held a project launch seminar. Mr. Li Shan – CEO of Silk Road Finance Corporation Limited, Mr. Qu Jian – Vice President of China Development Institute, Mr. Chen Jimin – Director of Department of Financial Laws of Research Bureau of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Chen Zhishan – Director of Department of International Economy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Shen Jianguang – Vice President and Chief Economist of Jingdong Finance, Mr. Li Zhenhua – President of Ant Financial Services Group Research Institute, Mr. Wang Shida from China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, Hao Chunming – Chief Representative of the City of London in China and external experts from Shanghai Deloitte & Touche CTA Firm attended the seminar.
Mr. Tang Qiaoliang gave a speech at the seminar. He introduced the overseas layout, industrial ecological system and development of "four industries" of CHEC as well as the situation of Colombo Port City from three aspects - high starting point, high positioning and high quality to the attendees. He hoped to effectively promote the new industrial system construction and the comprehensive integration of development resources at all levels, such as government policies, industrial enterprises, scientific research institutions, financial capital and urban carriers, through the establishment and construction of high-end and high-quality project product platform. He also hoped to study policies and investment attraction suggestions suitable for the development of Colombo International Financial Center, plan the construction and development of the Financial Center in the next 30 years and add "Chinese wisdom" to the construction of the Financial Center with the help of China Development Bank and the experts.
China Development Bank and experts present at the seminar put forward a lot of valuable suggestions, and said that they would establish a communication mechanism to continue in-depth research and discussion on this topic to ensure the successful completion of this consultation project.
Relevant responsible people of CHEC Industrial Investment and Operation Business Department, Finance Department and Colombo Port City Project Company were also present in the above activities.