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Ambassador Zhang Limin Attended the Naming and Launching Ceremony for the First Vessel of the Chinese Owned Shipyard

     The first Chinese-owned ship-building company in Guyana, Zhonghao Shipyard opened and held a naming and launching ceremony for its first logging vessel “Yuanheng Freighter” on February 28. His Excellency Zhang Limin, Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, President of Guyana Donald Rrmotar, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, Minister of Agriculture Leslie Ramsammy, Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee were present at the ceremony.

     In his remarks, Ambassador Zhang extended congratulations on the launching of the “Yuanheng Freighter”. He pointed out that the business cooperation between China and Guyana is expanding and deepening, and the investment in the ship-building and other sectors by the Chinese company will make continuous contribution to the social and economic development of Guyana. Ambassador Zhang expressed his gratitude to the Government of Guyana for its support to the Chinese companies and wished greater success of the Zhonghao Shipyard.


     President Ramotar said that the investment of Zhonghao Shipyard in the ship-building sector will lower the cost of living and transportation, enhance the production capacity, promote the development of transportation and infrastructure and revitalize the ship-building industry of Guyana. China-Guyana partnerships are indispensible to spurring Guyana to its fullest economic height. President Ramotar lauded China’s achievements and speed of growth in just over three decades and hoped that Chinese skills, tradition and dedication to work can be emulated in Guyana. President Ramotar expressed thanks to the Chinese government and investors and readiness to welcome more investments from China to help build Guyana.

     At the end of the ceremony, Ambassador Zhang and President Ramotar cut the ribbon for the launching of the vessel.

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