28TH JUNE 2023
On 28th June 2023, 13 representatives from Yunfu Municipality, Guangdong China visited SBMSA and had a fruitful networking session for 2 hours.
The visit of the Chinese delegation aimed to foster closer ties between SBMSA and Yunfu City and to explore opportunities for collaboration. The visit was a significant step in enhancing mutual understanding and promoting friendship between the two parties.
The visit took place from 2.30pm to 4.30pm which started with a tour of the Association office at unit 02-25 followed by networking session at TA Hub Ceylon Board Room. President Ng Soy Ng started the meeting by welcoming the delegation and gave a brief introduction of the Association and the Exco present. President Ng mentioned that he was invited to attend the inauguration online ceremony of Yunfu Stone Industry Committee held in Beijing last August and delivered a speech, thus he is quite familiar with Yunfu.
Party Secretary of Yunfu Municipal Committee, Mr. Lu Rong Chun presented 3 videos during the session of which 2 video is on metal manufacturing industrial and stone building materials industrial. Yunfu was founded in 1994 and is the youngest prefecture level city in Guan Dong Province. There are 5 counties, covering 7,785 sq. km with a total population of 3 million people. Yunfu is the west gate of Guan Dong and act as a bridgehead for reaching out to Southeast Asia and even Asean countries.
Secretary Mr. Lu Rong Chu invited the Association to visit Yunfu in the near future to attend Yunfu stone exhibition and identified varies investment opportunities and area for cooperation. He also presented a Yunfu exquisite jade Ruyi to the Association and in return, SBMSA gifted their 90th Anniversary Commemorative magazine to all Yunfu representative.
The networking session ended with an afternoon tea session where representative from both sides had a good conversation and looked forward to further contacts and work together in the future.