W. Sulawesi intends to cooperate with Urumqi in agricultural sector

We are going to discuss many things about investment opportunity in agriculture."
Urumqi, China (ANTARA News) - West Sulawesi provincial government intends to cooperate with Urumqi in China`s Xinjiang province in agriculture sector.

"I don`t think it`s wrong if we learn from Urumqi, an area advanced in agriculture and animal husbandry sector in China," West Sulawesi Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Service spokesman Muh Abduh said here on Tuesday.

Abduh is the member of a group of people from West Sulawesi to attend Sulawesi Trade Tourism and Investment Expo 2013 in Urumqi.

He also accompanied West Sulawesi Governor Anwar Adnan Saleh for a meeting with Xinjiang provincial government officials and Indonesia Ambassador to China, Nur Bekri.

"We are going to discuss many things about investment opportunity in agriculture," Abduh said.

According to him, agriculture sector in Urumqi becomes one of the largest sources of income with the commodity of grapes, melon, pear, wheat, silk, walnut, cotton, and animal husbandry.

A city of 5 million people, Urumqi lies in the northwest of Xinjiang and is also connected via internal flights to most major Chinese cities and to international destinations throughout Central Asia and its capital cities and major trading hubs.

Twenty-one international airlines are based out of Urumqi, making it a convenient base for conducting business throughout Central Asia.

Urumqi is the region`s wealthiest city, and connections with the rest of China`s cheap manufacturing bases mean it is also a trading hub for goods that citizens of other Central Asian cities cannot otherwise obtain easily.

Meanwhile, West Sulawesi provincial government spokesman Jamil Barambangi said the Sulawesi Trade Tourism and Investment Expo 2013 was part of Governor Anwar Adnan Saleh effort to introduce West Sulawesi business potential in various fields to Chinese community.

According to him, Governor Anwar Adnan Saleh will speak on the development and business potential in South Sulawesi in his capacity as the chairman of South Sulawesi Regional Development Board.

Besides, South Sulawesi Regional Capital Investment coordination Board and Integrated Permit Service (BKPMD-P2T) Chairman Surung Katta said the Sulawesi Trade Tourism and Investment Expo was expected to have a positive impact on the economic development in the province.

"We are optimistic that after this event, many investors from China will invest in West Sulawesi," he said.
(Uu.O001/H-YH)

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