China News Agency, Nanning, February 5th (Lin Haoluo Yingjia) "After the construction of the Guangxi-Brunei Economic Corridor started, we and the Brunei side established the Brunei-Muara Port Co., Ltd. to jointly promote the construction of the Muara Port." Guangxi Zhou Shaobo, general manager of Beibu Gulf International Port Group Co., Ltd. said.
Zhou Shaobo introduced that through scientific management and investment, Muara Port has become one of the most efficient terminals in the Eastern ASEAN Growth Zone. In 2022, its operating income will double that of 2017 and become a new economic growth point.
Port of Muara is the only deep-water port in Brunei, and it is also the main international trade channel in Brunei.
Zhou Shaobo introduced in an interview on the 5th that since the establishment of Brunei-Muara Port Co., Ltd. in 2017, the port has completed the upgrading of the container terminal and launched an information management system.
The localization rate of employees has reached 95%, making positive contributions to promoting the employment of local people.
Relying on leading digital economic technology, Brunei-Muara Port Co., Ltd. also tailors a comprehensive logistics service plan for Brunei enterprises, innovatively uses nitrogen storage technology, improves the quality of grain cargo storage services, and meets the export demand of the local fertilizer industry. Brunei builds a regional international transit port and lays the foundation for industrial upgrading.
At the third meeting of the Guangxi-Brunei Economic Corridor Joint Working Committee held not long ago, Brunei-Murah Port Co., Ltd. signed a number of cooperation projects with Brunei enterprises, involving cold chain logistics, fishing port land leasing, fishery industry chain, Cross-border e-commerce and other fields.
Zhou Shaobo said that Guangxi Beibu Gulf International Port Group Co., Ltd. will promote the expansion of the container terminal of Muara Port, accelerate the upgrading and transformation of Muara International Fishing Port, open the container liner route between Muara Port and Beibu Gulf Port, and improve the sea-rail combined transport of the new international land-sea trade channel. Improve the service level of trains and enhance the influence of Brunei fishery products in the global supply chain.
Driven by the Guangxi-Brunei Economic Corridor cooperation, Zhejiang Hengyi Group Co., Ltd. is also deploying petrochemical projects in Guangxi and Brunei. Among them, the Brunei Phase I project has an annual crude oil processing capacity of 8 million tons.
Wang Tieming, deputy general manager of Guangxi Hengyi New Materials Co., Ltd., introduced that since the first phase of the Hengyi Brunei project was put into commercial operation in 2019, it has established cooperative relations with more than 100 Brunei local suppliers, and has achieved safe and stable production for 39 consecutive months, driving A group of small and medium-sized enterprises in Brunei grew up, helping the diversified development of Brunei's economy.
Wang Tieming said that in the next step, the company will promote the construction of the second phase of the Brunei project. Through the Guangxi-Brunei Economic Corridor, the petrochemical products produced in Brunei will be transported to Qinzhou Port in Guangxi for further processing, and the cooperation in the green petrochemical cross-border industrial chain will be promoted.
Yang Chunting, director of the Department of Commerce of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, introduced that the Guangxi-Brunei Economic Corridor is the second institutionalized cooperation platform jointly built by Guangxi and ASEAN countries. Since its launch in 2014, the corridor construction has yielded fruitful results. , As of 2022, Guangxi has registered or approved a total agreement investment of 320 million US dollars in investment enterprises and institutions in Brunei.
Yang Chunting said that at present, Guangxi is working with Brunei to build an upgraded version of the economic cooperation corridor, and will continue to strengthen cooperation in maritime connectivity, connecting the East ASEAN growth area centered on Brunei with the new international land-sea trade corridor, relying on existing cooperation The project aims to build demonstration parks for economic and trade innovation and development with complementary industries and mutually beneficial policies in Guangxi and Brunei.
"Guangxi is the main production area of natural spices such as star anise, cinnamon, and rosin in the world. Brunei's halal food is famous all over the world. Guangxi can cooperate with Brunei to build a halal food certification base, build a spice processing industry chain, and promote the global marketing of spices and their deep-processed products. market." Yang Chunting said.