On 21st November 2018, a high level delegation from China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Hainan visited ICEC with the purpose to initiate communication and collaboration on economic exchange activities. Mr. Chen Hongliang, Vice President and Ms. Lin Chunhong, Secretary General, CCPIT Hainan Sub-Council led the group comprising of Mr. Wu Qixiang, Project Secretary, China Communication Construction Fourth Navigation Engineering Bureau Co. Ltd.; Mr. Chen Xiong, Chairman and Mr. Zhong Yiming, Chairman Secretary, Hainan Fuda Investment Co. Ltd.; Mr. Yao Mingfa, Genral Manager and Mr. Meng Lesheng, Cultural Consultant, Hainan Dunya Cultural Creative Co. Ltd. and Chairmen of Hainan Changsheng Group Co. Ltd.; Hainan Zhongming Construction Engineering Co. Ltd. and Hainan Baisha Yinggeling Mountain Spring water Co. Ltd.
The meeting began with Mr. Chen Hongliang giving a brief introduction of Hainan and sharing about the various opportunities available for Indian enterprises that wish to collaborate in key sectors such as agriculture. They also promoted their flagship event – China (Hainan) Tropical Agriculture Products Winter Trade Fair 2018 from 12-15th December next month. The Vice President emphasized on the need for exchange in products that are unique and high-end as they were similar products being brought to China from countries like Sri Lanka.
ICEC gave three main suggestions in the area of cooperation. Firstly, in the aviation field by bringing in Hainan Airlines to India. Secondly, the market for Hainan coconut milk can be ventured for manufacturing in India as there is high demand. Finally, there is huge scope in the export of marine products to Hainan especially for shrimps and crabs to meet its demand. The meeting concluded on a positive note, Mr. Chen received the suggestions and was hopeful that Hainan-India relations could be deepened in the realm of culture as well.