By YUE ZHANG
|Fujian Governor Lu Zhangong
By Li YiFan
The government of East China's Fujian Province is urging all related departments to take steps to guarantee the success of the upcoming Eighth China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT).
Better preparations, co-ordination, security and services are required for the fair, said the province's Governor Lu Zhangong, also the director of the Eighth CIFIT's organizing committee.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, the fair is the only nationwide international fair focusing on international investment. It will be held between September 8 to 11 in Xiamen, Fujian Province.
Lu has asked all government departments to pay more attention to preparatory work for the fair, to upgrade the quality and efficiency of the CIFIT.
"The CIFIT is a banner for Fujian, and for China," Lu said.
As the host province of the fair, Fujian should play a firm supporting role, he said.
Better security and services for all participants were also the focus of the work of the fair's organizing committee, Lu added.
Officials in the fair's organizing committee said the CIFIT would have several new highlights different from the past seven sessions, including helping Chinese businesses go global, promoting domestic projects, property transfer, international mergers, boosting Northeast China's traditional industrial bases and closer links between Hong Kong, Macao and the mainland.
The fair will be the first CIFIT since Fujian Province put in place a new development strategy -- to build an economic zone on the west bank of the Taiwan Straits -- so it means a lot to the province, Lu said.
He said the Fujian delegation to the CIFIT should pay a lot of attention to showing the image and investment environment of the west bank of the Straits.
"We should try to establish a platform to introduce more investment for the developing economic zone and ensure there is efficiency in arranging the province's projects during the fair," Lu said.
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