Chinese investors are interested in obtaining a concession to Plovdiv Airport and turn it into a logistics center for Europe and Asia, according to Minister of Economy of Bulgaria Bozhidar Lukarski. Lukarski met Tuesday with a representative of Hainan Longquanren century Invest Development Co., according to the press office of the Ministry of Economy.
The company is the Chinese partner of Chinese Euro-Zone Economic Development, part of Trakia Economic Zone.
The representative of the Chinese firm, said a group of Chinese investors wanted to take part in the construction of a trade and logistics center in Plovdiv, where could arise European and Bulgarian products and then exported to Asian markets.
Dealers said the couple could also open centers in free economic zones of China.
He stressed that China relied heavily on the future of electronic commerce, which is expected to become the main engine of the Asian economy.
He suggested that such centers would allow customers to check the quality of goods, thus avoiding the risk of buying counterfeit goods, which were a very common problem in large e-commerce platforms.
He argued that this would also help avoid the long chain of intermediaries between European and Chinese consumers.
The representative of Hainan Longquanren century Invest Development Co. went on to say that the company also intends to build classrooms for forums and meetings, as well as a Eurasian university in China Euro-Zone Economic Development in Plovdiv.
Lukarski reported on the economic plan "New Silk Road" presented by the president of China, Xi Jinping, at the Boao Forum for Asia in late last week.
The Chinese businessman said a USD 40 B was established under the plan, which was aimed at boosting trade relations with Europe, adding that Bulgaria could present projects and participate. The two agreed that Chinese investors to visit Bulgaria in May to familiarize field with investment opportunities in the country.
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