Liu Qitao attends, speaks at BRF Thematic Session on Connectivity of Development Policies and Strategies

Source:Overseas Business DivisionTime:2017-05-14

On May 14, the six thematic sessions of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation were held in Beijing. Liu Qitao, Chairman of CCCC, attended the Thematic Session on Connectivity of Development Policies and Strategies, and delivered a speech on behalf of CCCC.

Since Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward the "Belt and Road" initiative, the initiative has received response and support from more than 100 countries, and the countries along the "Belt and Road" have built broad consensus on the principle of discussion, co-construction and sharing. In the context of the challenge and recession of economic globalization, the huge development opportunities contained in the "Belt and Road" initiative appear more constructive.

As a participant in the "Belt and Road" initiative, CCCC carries forward the spirit of "transportation integrates the world, the builder's field is boundless", is committed to becoming an undertaker of the responsibility for vital governmental, economic and social issues, a deep participant in regional economic development, as well as an outstanding public service provider for the government. CCCC has constructed 10,320 kilometers of highways, 152 bridges, 2,080 kilometers of railways, 10 airports and 95 deepwater berths in the countries and regions along the "Belt and Road", delivered 754 container traveling bridges, advanced the construction of 10 overseas parks, and implemented major projects including Colombo Port, Mombasa-Nairobi Railway, Hungary-Serbia Railway and Gwadar Port. Since the initiative was proposed, CCCC has signed contracts with a total amount of USD 40,000 million, promoted the economic and social development of the host countries of projects and shared value with the people in the host countries through infrastructural construction.

Regarding policy connectivity, first, efforts should be made on intergovernmental strategic connection and plan connection, to form a full set of institutional arrangements and establish a framework cooperation mechanism; second, efforts should be made to give full play to the role of banks, cooperation organizations, enterprises and other sides, to press ahead with practical cooperation and promote the implementation of projects, said Liu. Speaking of enterprise proposals, Liu said, as the practitioner of the "Belt and Road" initiative, CCCC is willing to work with the governments and enterprises of the countries along the "Belt and Road", make great efforts to promote the integration of standard systems, deepen the mechanism of industry-finance cooperation and build the community of interests, and pool collective strength to build the dream of the "Belt and Road".