Shandong enterprises are playing a bigger role in the development of the Belt and Road Initiative. This year, which marks the 10th anniversary of the BRI, witnesses remarkable achievements made by Shandong enterprises as they pursue international business and bilateral cooperation with foreign countries.
The PT Bintan Alumina Indonesia built by Nanshan Holdings. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Nanshan Holdings, originally established as a small factory in 1978 in Longkou, Yantai, has become a significant player in the global arena.
In 2018, the group began to construct PT Bintan Alumina Indonesia in the country's Galang Batang Economic District. Since its involvement in Indonesia through the Belt and Road Initiative, the company has emerged as a key contributor to local economic development, job opportunities and people's livelihoods.
Connecting China with Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, Nanshan Holdings will further pursue green and low-carbon aluminum oxide production with advanced technologies in Indonesia, shouldering its social responsibilities and fostering strong connections between Chinese and Indonesian communities, said the company's senior officials.
Yanjian Group. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Yanjian Group, based in Yantai, has been embracing the BRI in recent years, undertaking nearly 100 international projects in 20 countries involved in the initiative.
"Thanks to opportunities provided by the BRI, we successfully opened and furthered our overseas growth. In the future, we'll continue to expand our support on international projects, seeking common prosperity," said Han Chunlei, deputy general manager of Yanjian International Development Co Ltd.
Weihai Huatan Supply Chain Management Co Ltd. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Weihai Huatan Supply Chain Management Co Ltd, established in 2019 in Weihai's Wendeng district, has seen rapid growth and expansion in international business, especially in Africa. The company has invested in the East Africa Commercial & Logistics Center in Tanzania, serving as an important trade channel between China and Africa.
An increasing number of companies in Shandong are responding to the Belt and Road Initiative even more actively, rising up to present compelling China stories.