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News Release - Manitoba

September 8, 2010

PREMIER AND LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR LEAD ASIAN TRADE MISSION



Premier Greg Selinger and Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee will lead a trade mission to the Asia-Pacific region later this month to promote trade and tourism.
 
The 11-day mission will include stops in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Manila.
 
“The Asia-Pacific region is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world,” Selinger said. “Manitoba has a wealth of opportunities to offer Asia including in the areas of education, tourism, agriculture and industry.”
 
Selinger also noted the province’s new inland port, CentrePort Canada, is attracting a lot of attention in China.
 
“One of the ways Manitoba is building its trading relationships with China and other markets is through its support for CentrePort, Manitoba’s new 20,000-acre inland port and multi-modal transportation hub, which is part of Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway and offers supply-chain options for companies doing business in international and North American markets.”
 
In 2009, Manitoba’s total trade with the Asia-Pacific region was $2-billion.
 
“This mission presents an excellent opportunity for Manitoba businesses to connect and develop inter-cultural business exchanges with almost one-quarter of the world’s population,” Lee said.  “I look forward to accompanying Premier Selinger and the Manitoba business delegates on this very exciting undertaking.”
 
Close to 40 individuals representing almost 30 companies and organizations will join the premier and the lieutenant-governor on the trade mission.
 
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