Bainimarama today visited Ningbo city to inspect the Gee Li car manufacturing facility as well as a shipbuilding facility.
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has continued his tour of China inspecting significant industrial and investment facilities and concepts.
Ningbo is one of China’s oldest cities. An aide to the Prime Minister told FBC News that they visited Shuzhoo City over the weekend where the Fiji delegation was briefed on the concept of setting up an industrial park alongside maintenance and teaching facilities.
There are 15 universities at the Shuzhoo city industrial park that focus on research and development.
Tomorrow Bainimarama will visit Yiwu city, famous as a commodities centre and the home of what is claimed to be the biggest shopping mall in the world.
Unverified claims have been made that some retailers in Fiji buy from Yiwu and sell the products in Fiji at huge mark up prices.
Bainimarama is being accompanied on the tour by Fiji’s ambassador to China Sir James Ah Koy.
He returns to Fiji on Friday. By Stanley Simpson for the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation