THE growing bilateral economic relationship between Ogun State and the Shandong Province of China has further been consummated with the visit of Chinese leading businessmen and economic leaders from the region and the commencement of the development of an industrial garden.
The economic delegation which ended its three-day visit to Ogun State on December 8, 2010 came to cement investment deals in paper and pulp manufacturing, solar energy, winery, cassava processing and hospitality.
The delegation led by Mr. Guo Shuyu, Director General of Shandong Provincial Economic and Information Technology Committee, came under the auspices of the Ogun Shandong Business Council which was established last year when the Ogun State Governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel led an economic delegation to China on an investment drive.
The Executive Secretary of the Council, Mathew Li, said they were in Ogun to do a follow up on the various understanding reached when the Governor visited Shandong, one of China’s provincial economic giants.
He said during the visit, they explored business and investment opportunities and also began preliminary works on the industrial garden which is being developed in the Ikenne axis of the state.