High Powered Chinese Business Delegation Visits BOI Zone 2016-11-25 14:12 来源：斯里兰卡皇家婚礼盛典
A high powered business delegation led by Lu Xinhua, Chairman of the Council for Promoting South-South Co-operation (CPSSC) and former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited Sri Lanka recently. The delegation consisted of several retired ChineseAmbassadors and more than 30 leading Chinese Entrepreneurs. The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka warmly welcomed the delegation and arranged forthem to visit the BOI Export Processing Zone at Katunayake.
During their visit to the Katunayake Export Processing Zone the Chinese delegation was accompanied by BOI Officials and alsoMs. Hwang Wanting, Third Secretary of the Chinese Embassy in Colombo. Director (Zones) - KEPZ, M K D Lawrance, Zone Administration and the other officials received the delegation. A brief presentation on the zone layout and of the operational background of the zone was conducted by Lawrence (Director -Zones).
CEO of Boehm Leckner Multi Moulds (Pvt) Ltd, Bandara also gave a briefing about his factory to the delegation at the KEPZ Auditorium. Boehm Leckner Mulri Moulds (Pvt) Ltd Raj Nanayakkara - Director (Admin and Finance) was also present at the meeting and facilitated the factory visit.A comprehensive list of factories located within the zone was also distributed to the members for future interest and bilateral co-operation.
Apart from the presentations and the briefings the Chinese visitors inspected some of the leading factories in the zone.
Hirdramani Mercury Apparels (Pvt) Ltd –a company, involved in manufacturinggarments was one of the high technology companies covered in the visit. The delegation was received by Cyril Gooneratne (HR Manager) of the company. Thereafter they visited Boehm Leckner Mulri Moulds (Pvt.) Ltd, a plant that manufactureInjection Moulds, plastic items and Pic Mac Sets. DirectorRaj Nanayakkarawarmlyreceived the delegation.
Lalan Eco Latex (Pvt) Ltd, aSri Lankan Company manufacturing Rubber Products (Mattresses and pillows etc) was also visited by the delegation. Delegates were received by Ashan Kurera - HR Manager of the company.
The visit to a BOI Export Processing Zone provided an insight into the manufacturing capability of Sri Lanka, which was important for the Chinese enterprises since they were evaluating the possibility of investing in Sri Lanka.
Chinese investors are encouraged by the Chinese Government to invest overseas including Sri Lanka which has a long history of friendship with China. Sri Lanka is also part of the “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) initiative of the Chinese Government to link China economically to Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.