The Minister went on to state that Trinidad and Tobago remains open for investment and will continue to facilitate site visits for investors, in compliance with the required pandemic protocols.
Since the beginning of 2021, events promoting the Estate have been conducted in China by Trinidad and Tobago’s Embassy in Beijing and BCEG, the most recent being in the Quanzhou and Wuhan provinces in late June/ early July. According to Mr. Adrian Thomas, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, “the Embassy has played a very active role in trying to attract tenants from China to the Phoenix Park Industrial Estate.” Mr. Thomas stated that the Embassy continues to facilitate business cooperation as its role is to “support the growth in the bilateral relationship between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.”
During remarks by Mr. Zhou Lichun, Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of China in Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Lichun said that “China and Trinidad and Tobago enjoy a long history of friendship since the establishment of diplomatic ties between our two countries in 1974.” He continued to say that Phoenix Park Industrial Estate is one of great significance in the cooperation between China and Trinidad and Tobago as it provides an important platform for continuing bilateral cooperation. Mr. Lichun highlighted that Phoenix Park “can not only help Trinidad and Tobago to realize the strategy of economic diversification but also provide favourable conditions for Chinese enterprises to open up to Latin American markets.”