MILAN, Sepy. 10 (Class Editori) - The first expressions of interest for the new business citadel of Fiumicino have been shown. Three Chinese companies have made it clear to Aeroporti di Roma (Adr) that are ready to have exclusive spaces and offices in the hubtown of the Roman international airport. These are Lehe China Holding, Hebei Hongmingda Investment and Shanghai Xing Automobile Technology. Other companies are already in sight and Adr is preparing to present the spaces again at the Design Week in Xi'an scheduled for next week.
Already at the end of February the Chinese companies had had the opportunity to become familiar with the project. At the end of February, a delegation of 13 companies from China visited the Italian capital's airport, showing interest in the Business City project presented in May 2018.
The delegation promoted by Invest Shanghai, the local representation of the National Development and Reform Commission, China's main economic planning body, was composed of companies, mainly active in the e-commerce, technology and pharmaceutical sectors. Between these there is: the Cosco Air, controlled by the giant Cosco Shipping, the Greek port of Piraeus operator; the Shanghai Cross-Border E-Commerce Association; the Easter Airlines Logistic and Wuyao E-commerce, a company based in the free trade zone of the Chinese financial center.
The mission of Adr's real estate director, Filippo Maria Carbonari, dates back to December 2018, between Shanghai and Beijing for meetings, among others of the representatives of the Capital Group, of the Sasac, that is the administration that presides over the State companies, of the National Development and Reform Commission and of China Transinfo, specialized in transport information systems. Contacts are still at the embryonic stage.
In recent years, the subsidiary of Atlantia group has been playing a leading role in welcoming travelers from China. There are 12 Chinese cities in total connected to Rome with direct flights. Fiumicino thus exceeds Frankfurt by number of Chinese destinations and expects to reach by 2020 the goal of one million Chinese travelling from and to Rome.
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