ANDIn Portugal, “transport and the environment (e.g. sanitation) are gaining traction, with contracts worth over US$600 million [628 milhões de euros]signed in 2021”, can be read in the report on the 2022 ‘ranking’ of the Infrastructure Development Index “One Belt, One Road”, an initiative launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping, which involves 71 countries in the international strategic plan of Beijing to develop maritime, road and transport links, but also investment in resources.
Portugal is, precisely, among Lusophones, from the perspective of the Chinese report, which appears with a better developed report in the development sub-index associated with the environment, which political, economic, differentiated factors, impact factors on the market, as well as companies and industrial companies.
In the document – in which Portugal also leads among Portuguese-speaking countries in the sub-index related to costs, operational and financing, the real growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the country is highlighted and it is concluded that “the economic conditions are continuous for the sectors associated with the infrastructure area”, in a reference that also extends to Cape Verde and Mozambique.
No document emphasizes that, both in Brazil and Portugal, as the production facilities are in better condition, but the trend of investment in renewable energies in this period of energy transition is emphasized.
Overall, factors such as the environment, demand, receptivity and the infrastructure development index in the countries included in the “One Belt, One Road” initiative are evaluated.
The higher the infrastructure is in this perspective companies in the index, the better the industry of a country’s investment industry, and the greater the degree of attractiveness of a country, and the greater how they engage in any, construction and operations in the area of these territories.
The document was presented at the International Forum on Infrastructure Investment and Construction.
At the opening of the event, the deputy to the Minister of Commerce, Li Fei, informed that the country had invested 178.8 billion dollars (187.01 billion euros) abroad.
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