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Chinese investment plans looking positive: FCO

Chinese consul-general Zhao Yongchen (centre) with a trade delegation and locals at the Urangan harbour.
Chinese consul-general Zhao Yongchen (centre) with a trade delegation and locals at the Urangan harbour. Alistair Brightman

THE Fraser Coast may soon welcome students from China to study and train in aged care, education and other sectors after a positive visit from Chinese delegates.

Consul-general Zhao Yongchen and vice-consul Chen Kening, from the General of the People's Republic of China's Brisbane offices, paid a two-day visit to the Fraser Coast this week to hold talks about future trade and investments deals on the Fraser Coast.

The meeting was held with Fraser Coast councillors, Fraser Coast Opportunities general manager David Spear and event organiser Greg McGarvie from getgreen.net.au.

Mr Spear said the talks were successful and investment plans were looking positive.

"The meeting was about establishing firm relationships and a common understanding of where our mutual opportunities are and they have showed significant interest in investing projects in the region," he said.

Councillor Robert Garland said the consul-general was most interested in the education and aged care sectors.

"They are interested in having their students come here to study English, doing their diplomas and training in aged care as Fraser Coast is recognised for its advanced aged care system," he said.

Dr Yongchen also expressed interest in investing in developments in the Urangan harbour precinct project.

Mr Spear said the council was finalising its master plan and there were a range of developments requiring funding and investment.

The Chinese delegation was particularly interested in understanding the infrastructure of these developments.

Topics:  chinese, fco, fraser coast opportunities, fraser coast regional council, hervey bay, maryborough, visit




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