Mr. Charles Wyeth, Business Development Manager at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CISR), and Mr. Nare Mashamaite, Enterprise Development Portfolio Manager at CSIR, visited CDI on March 2, 2017. Dr. Qu Jian, Vice President of CDI, Dr. Liu Rongxin, General Director of the Department of Regional Development Planning, and Ms. Carol Feng, Director of the International Cooperation Department, held fruitful discussions with the South African delegation.
Dr. Qu introduced Shenzhen’s successful experience of building special economic zones (SEZ). He pointed out that, to successfully build a SEZ, the government must coordinate such work as proposal of policies and laws, industrial planning and spatial planning, investment feasibility study, operation plan and financing plan. Only by well implementing all the work can the government foster a favorable and attractive investment environment, and he also gave practical suggestions about SEZ site selection, financing methods, management and operation . Moreover, both sides expressed interest in cooperation and intended to have further discussion on it.