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CCTV: Argentine President Speaks Highly of Argentine Railway Project Undertaken by CMEC

Release time:2017-05-12 Article source: Reading times: A+AA-

On May 11, Argentine President Macri was interviewed by CCTV in his Office of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina on the eve of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

When it comes to the Belt and Road(hereafter called B&R) Initiative, President Macri spoke highly of Argentine Railway Project undertaken by CMEC. He said because of CMECs excellent performance in the Belgrano Railway Reconstruction Phase I Project, we are also considering signing another agreement on the Phase II Project with CMEC, one project covering several hundreds of kilometers of railway lines. We are very satisfied.

The president's praise, short remarks, was a great incentive for the working staff of CMEC and the department of Argentina Belgrano Freight Railway Reconstruction Project. Too many challenges must be faced in the development and implementation of Argentine Railway Project. But workers of the project firmly believe that Argentina doesn't believe in tears! Members of the project department will complete the Argentine Railway Project as scheduled and with due quality, create CMEC's beautiful business cards in Argentina and South America, and win glory for the motherland and the China-Argentina friendship by developing the project into a highlighted project for both countries.

A CCTV interview with Argentine President Macri:

China is the second largest trading partner of Argentina, and Argentina is China's fourth largest trading partner in Latin America. Chinese enterprises are implementing large cooperative projects in Argentina such as the Argentina Belgrano Freight Railway Reconstruction Project and hydropower projects. This weekend, Argentine President Macri will visit China and attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. Shortly before his visit, President Macri received a CCTV interview in the Office of the President, or Casa Rosada, in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. He said that the B&R Initiative would bring new opportunities for the economic and social development of Latin American countries.

CCTV reporter Chen Yu (reporter): we know that you will also attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.in this visit. Geographically, Argentina is so far away from China. We want to know how Argentina participates in the B&R cooperation?

Argentine President Macri (President): China will increase infrastructure construction in response to the B&R Initiative and facilitate the connectivity between countries. There is no exception to Latin Americancountries, and the infrastructure is being implemented. For instance, China is building a very important railway line in Argentina. We are planning to construct another railway line. There are also many projects in the negotiation such as road and bridge construction, other railway projects and port construction. Many Chinese companies now come to Argentina to invest in infrastructure construction.

Reporter: we know that infrastructure construction is very important for Argentina at this stage. For example, Belgrano (Freight Railway) line is a very important line. As you said, in this project, there is a Chinese company working in the northern region.

President: yes, China Machinery Engineering Corporation, or CMEC.

Reporter: yes, we would like to know how you evaluate its performance in the infrastructure construction of Argentina.

President: because of CMECs excellent performance in the Belgrano Railway Reconstruction Project, we are also considering signing another agreement on the Phase II Project with CMEC, one project covering several hundreds of kilometers of railway lines. We are very satisfied.

Reporter: when it comes to the Belt and Road” Initiative, a lot of concepts were proposed, such as a community of shared future forhumanity and interconnectivity. How do you understand these concepts?

President: without interconnectivity, there is no development. The development core of Argentina has an important basis, that is, increasing connectivity which refers to both the physical connection and the interoperability of the virtual world. Networking and geographic connectivity are equally important. Without high-speed broadband networking, the development will also be limited.

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http://m.news.cctv.com/2017/05/11/ARTIOfXKlyAf6vSsggnCAkZq170511.shtml