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Guo Wenqing Holds a Working Talk with Guangzhou Party Deputy Secretary and Mayor Wen Guohui

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On May 15, Mr. Guo Wenqing, General Manager and Deputy Party Committee Secretary of China Minmetals and President of MCC Group, led his delegation to visit Guangzhou and hold a working talk with Mr. Wen Guohui, Deputy Secretary of the Guangzhou Municipal CPC Committee and Mayor of Guangzhou. The two sides exchanged in-depth views on the construction of related projects, and jointly witnessed the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement of the two parties. 

Guo Wenqing expressed his gratitude to the Guangzhou Municipal CPC Committee and Municipal Government for their concern and support to China Minmetals and MCC Group over the years, and introduced the basic situation of the former two top 500 enterprises in the world since the strategic reorganization. Guo pointed out that China Minmetals, founded in 1950, has transitioned from a single foreign trade enterprise to an industrial group with metal minerals as its core industry characterized by main industry assisting with multiple industries at the same time, full participation in international competition, a leading role in the industry and enjoying a good international reputation. As the national pioneer and main force of China's iron and steel industry, MCC Group has undertaken more than 90% of China's steel and steel projects over 60% of the world, starting from Ansteel Group named as the cradle of Chinese Iron and Steel Industry in 1948 to the various national steel companies including Wuhan Steel, Baotou Steel, Taiyuan Steel, Panzhihua Steel and Baogang Group etc. After the strategic reorganization of the two enterprises, the new China Minmetals has become the first state-owned capital investment company in the field of metal mining in China with operating income exceeding RMB 500 billion and the total under-management financial assets of RMB1.86 trillion hitting record highs, as well as 200,000 on-duty employees. The corporation is committed to building "China first, world leading" metal mining group, shouldering the glorious mission of ensuring the supply of national metal resources. 

Guo stated that it has been a long and good history of cooperation between China Minmetals and Guangdong Province as well as Guangzhou City. In the early stage of China's reform and opening-up, MCC, as one of the first construction enterprises and design units designated by the State Council, went down to the south of China to contribute to the construction and development of the Shenzhen Special Administrative Region, completed the first edition of Shenzhen urban design plan and successively constructed the first overpass, the first avenue, the first sewage treatment plant and the first high-rise building for Shenzhen which were all the first projects at that time in China, and created the amazing Shenzhen speed of building one floor in five days during the construction of the Shenzhen International Business Building. Over the past decades, China Minmetals and its affiliated companies have taken root in Guangdong to serve and construct a number of large-scale brand projects for GUangdong, witnessing the earth-shaking changes of Guangdong Province and Guangzhou City since China's reform and opening-up. 

Guo stressed that Guangzhou is not only the capital of Guangdong Province, one of the national central cities and the national mega-cities and the encampment of the Southern Battlefield Command, but also one of the state-positioned international metropolis, the international trade centers, the international integrated transportation hubs, the national comprehensive portal cities and the national historical and cultural cities. Closely focusing on the relevant requirements of the Guangzhou Municipal CPC Committee and the Municipal Government, China Minmetals and MCC Group will actively give full play to their own financial full license capital advantages of the whole industrial chain, further deepen cooperation and exchanges to build higher better platform in terms of important tasks and solid work of Guangzhou's urban construction for a new round of vigorous development of Guangzhou. 

Mr. Wen Guohui expressed his gratitude to China Minmetals and MCC Group for their important contributions to Guangzhou's urban construction over the years, and focused on the planning of Guangzhou's infrastructure construction during the 13th Five-Year Plan. He pointed out that Guangzhou, currently during a critical period of construction and development, has actively promoted the constructions of the municipal infrastructure with lots of projects, a large scale of investment and a heavy burden, covering the renewal and transformation of the city, the construction of the characteristic towns and the beautiful countryside, the development of modern logistics and the construction of the ecological and environmental protection, especially in the area of building an international comprehensive transportation hub for which Guangzhou is constantly improving the transportation infrastructure including airport, port, railway, highway, light rail and subway etc., and making every effort to consolidate the position of Guangzhou as one of the four major railway hubs and the national inter-city rail trunk line center by means of constructing Guangzhou into an International Comprehensive Transportation Hub. 

Wen Guohui said China Minmetals and MCC Group with rich experience in investment and project management, are very consistent with and complementary to the industrial development of Guangzhou, so the cooperation between the two sides can fully realize complementary advantages for the common development. It is hoped that China Minmetals and MCC Group will speed up the promotion of the projects in accordance with the agreement plan and make more positive contributions to the development of Guangzhou while strengthening their own strength. The municipal government of Guangzhou Municipal Committee will pay full attention to supporting the construction of the projects and strive to provide high-quality and efficient service and a good development environment. 

After the talks, Mr. Guo and Mr. Wen jointly witnessed the signing of the strategic cooperation agreement between China Minmetals and the People's Government of Guangzhou. Mr. Liu Caiming, Deputy General Manager and Chief Accountant and Party Group Member of China Minmetals, signed the strategic agreement with Mr. Li Ming, Deputy Mayor of Guangzhou, on behalf of the two parties respectively. 

The agreement put forwards that the two sides will carry out a long-term cooperation in the establishment of headquarters and new R & D institutions, the construction of infrastructure such as subways and transportation hubs, urban renewal and transformation and comprehensive development, the development of financial and modern logistics industries, and the revitalization of rural areas in order to achieve the coordinated development of local economy and central SOEs for the mutual benefit and win-win future, in accordance with the market-leading , the advantage-complementing, the equal-cooperation, and the law-abiding principles. 

Mr. Ren Zhufeng, Deputy General Manager and Party Group Member of China Minmetals attended the above activities. The leaders of relevant departments and districts of Guangzhou Minicipal Government also participated in the acitvities, including Secretary General Chen Jie, Development and Reform Commission Director Zeng Jinze, Bureau of Commerce Director Wu Shangwei, Haizhu District Director Li Haizhou, Tianhe District Director Chen Jiameng, Baiyun District Director Su Xiaopeng, Huangpu District Director Chen Yong, Huadu District Diretor Ye Zhiliang, Panyu District Director Chen Dejun, Zengcheng District Director Zhao Guosheng,  Yuexiu District Vice Director Yan Qiang, Liwan District Standing Committee Member Fang Wuming,  Nansha District Vice Director Liu Chaoyang, Conghua District Executive Deputy Director Wu Linbo, together with the personnel from the relevant departments of the headquarter and the directly affiliated enterprises of China Minmetals including Zhang Mengxing, Liu Bo, Wang Zhenzhi, Zhu Yonggui, Bai Xiaohu, Li Chengjian, Shao Bo, etc.

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