Melton Borough Council

Melton Borough Council welcomes Chinese government delegation

Published Thursday, 27th September 2018
Chinese delegation with Melton Borough Council's Victoria Clarke and Genevieve Houldsworth
The Chinese delegation with Melton Borough Council's Victoria Clarke and Genevieve Houldsworth

Melton Borough Council hosted a Chinese government delegation from Chongqing Province on Tuesday 18th September 2018.

The Chongqing administrative municipality has a population of over 30 million spread over an area the size of Austria. The city of Chongqing has a much smaller population of approximately 8 million, so Melton is quite different.

Mal Sheldon, Chairman of the Place Committee said: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome the delegates from China to Melton who had a keen interest in learning about Melton’s heritage and environmental policies. We look forward to welcoming future delegations to discover the great and plentiful assets of the Borough.”

Key representatives from the Chongqing Municipal National People's Congress were given a presentation on Melton Borough’s economic development, tourism and in particular environmental policies. This included our air quality data, Climate Local commitments and looking into the future with the Local Plan obligations. The delegation asked some interesting questions through their interpreter and stated that the visit had been very interesting and informative and they had enjoyed their time in Melton greatly, and they extended the hand of friendship to visitors to their home in Chongqing Province.

The visitors included Liu Chunyan (Deputy Secretary-General), Yang Guoquan (Director), Chen Zhongrong (Deputy Director), Yang Hongying (Deputy Director), Li Yuan, and Dong Xijun (Senior Staff). It is hoped ongoing collaboration with the Chinese delegation will look at future opportunities to expand international trade for Melton Borough.

 

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For more information please contact:

Hazel Paterson - Communications Officer

Melton Borough Council

hpaterson@melton.gov.uk

01664 504294