KOTA KINABALU: Gatherings enhanced friendship and cooperation among people especially members of cooperations.
In this respect, the Putatan Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI) and Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) Sabah branch jointly held a Chinese New Year dinner for its committee members, honorary advisors and invited guests here on Monday.
During the event MCCC Sabah branch chairman Datuk Lau Kok Sing said the dinner aimed to boost the friendship and cooperation among members of both chambers.
According to him, the chamber was happy to see the set up of the Chinese consulate in Kota Kinabalu, as the Chinese community here no longer have to travel to Kuching or Kuala Lumpur to apply for visa or handle business related affairs.
He said the Chinese consulate would also bring about more exchanges in the tourism, cultural, trade, education and agricultural sectors between our State and China.
On that note, Lau said the chamber hoped that there would be technological transfer, sharing of experience and exchanges in the agricultural sector between China and Sabah.
“With the advanced agricultural technology from our Chinese counterparts, I believe that it would bring bright future to the agricultural sector there, thereby contributing to the economic development in Sabah,he stressed.
“The bilateral trade between Malaysia and China has reached USD 100 billion in 2014 and that MCCC will work with Malaysia and China to reach the target of USD 160 billion in bilateral trade by 2017. “
On another note, PCCCI president Datuk Frankie Liew vowed to reflect the problems faced by its members and business community to the government through proper channels.
He said the chamber was founded nine years ago with the objective to unite and safeguard the interests of the Chinese business community.
Liew added that PCCCI also contributed towards Chinese education by assisting Hwa Shiong Kindergarten and SJK(C) Hwa Shiong in any way it could.
“The chamber will play its role as a bridge between the government and people to create a prosperous and well-developed Putatan district.”
Also present during the event were Special Tasks Minister Datuk Teo Chee Kang and Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister Ir Edward Yong among others.-Sayangsabah