“Chinese groups are beginning to systematically assess investment opportunities offered by Greece,” Economy deputy Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas said on Thursday.
Speaking to reporters, Pitsiorlas said Greek authroties held a wide schedule of meetings with Chinese companies in the period May 11-16, to present the country as an investment destination “and to confirm the Greek government’s decision to support them in implementing their investment plans in Greece and to indicate what their next steps should be in order to accelerate their expansion in the country”.
Pitsiorlas said he met representatives from companies in the construction, infrastructure, energy, real estate, tourism, theme tourism, health tourism, health services, food, minerals and financial services sectors.
He presented a detail list of the Chinese companies he met in Beijing:
China Railway Construction Engineering Group
China State Construction Engineering
Investment plans include large public works in transport (railway infrastructure, urban transport, port facilities, airports, etc), energy infrastructure projects.
Country Garden Holdings
Beijing Urban Construction Group
ZHONG FU TIAN DI GROUP
Investment plans include large real estate property, film production, funding for cultural program, promoting travel packages for Chinese tourists, logistics, privatization of airports, port marinas, health.
China Development Bank
Everbright Financial Investment Holding
Investment plans include expansion in Greece, funding of energy infrastructure projects, tourism, real estate, opening a branch in Greece.
China Aluminum International Engineering
Plans include investments in upgrading and expanding aluminum production units.
New Hope Group
Plans include investments in food, production/manufacturing, storage, cooperation with Greek food companies for imports to China.
Plans include investments with the Greek organization and certification of export products.
Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce