The Chinese Business Chamber (“CBC”) held its 21st Annual President’s Dinner on Thursday 5th September 2019 at Domaine Anna, Flic en Flac, under the Presidency of Mr. Antoine Kon-Kam King. The Prime Minister, the Rt Honourable Pravind Jugnauth, was the chief guest of the event.
The Dinner was also attended by Ministers of the Government: Ivan Leslie Collendavelloo , Sir Anerood Jugnauth, Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, Etienne Sinatambou, Alain Wong, and their excellencies the ambassadors of the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Pakistan and India in Mauritius and other personalities of the business community. More than 320 guests and members were present.
In his address, the CBC President gave a brief overview of the various activities held by the CBC during the past 6 months, including the visits of Chinese delegations. He commented that the delegations were very impressed with the Business Environment in Mauritius and were keen to invest in the country, thus confirming the opportunities that exist for Mauritius. He also urged the Prime Minister’s Office to review the Appravasi Ghat Buffer Zone, as, in its current form, it could severely affect the development of Chinatown and priority Projects of the Government such as the Victoria Urban Terminal, and confirmed that the CBC’s will support any government in power in their vision.
The Prime Minister also delivered a speech on this occasion and commended the efforts of the CBC to encourage Chinese enterprises to use Mauritius as an economic and financial platform into Africa which is line with the Government’s Africa strategy and be the link between China and Africa, and also the positive contribution of the CBC to the country’s economy. The guests and attendees of the Dinner had an enjoyable evening over nice Chinese food, performance from acclaimed local artist Laura Beg and some lucky guests even went home with raffle prizes including 2 air tickets to South Africa, a night stay at a Lux hotel, a night’s stay at Sugar Beach, lunches at Hilton Hotel, a bottle of Champagne Brut and other prizes.
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