Just back from Sri Lanka looking at infrastructure and supplychain developments. The country should be a beneficiary of the US-China trade dispute as global buyers and manufacturers look to low-cost alternatives.
I recently had an opportunity to inspect Zhongshan’s Cuiheng New District as well as the building site for the Shenzhen-Zhongshan bridge. Zhongshan has struggled to compete with commercial giants in Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Foshan. But there is hope.
I have been inspecting the new Chinese-built standard gauge railway (SGR) between Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya. Completed earlier this year, the SGR shortens the journey to under 5 hours from a previous 12 or more hours.
I was recently in Bacolod, Philippines, examining retail sector opportunities. The CityMall pictured is a new shopping mall concept. It looks to capture spending by shoppers in the country’s secondary cities.