Municipalities of Ajdovščina and Jurong Develop Cooperation
On Monday, 16 April 2018, the Chinese delegation from the municipality of Jurong consisting of 13 people and led by the Mayor Kun Pan paid an official visit to Ajdovščina. During the visit, the delegation visited the office of the Pipistrel Company, and then met with the Mayor of Ajdovščina, Tadej Beočanin. Chinese investors expressed interest in the construction of a residential area in the Ribnik district.
The Treaty of Amity and Cooperation signed last year between the municipalities of Ajdovščina and Jurong provides possibilities for cooperation and investing in the area of viticulture and winemaking technologies, agriculture and tourism. The parties also discussed these aspects during the working meeting.
Dr. Mladen Franko, the Prorector of the University of Nova Gorica that comprises the Higher School of Viticulture and Winemaking (Vipava), established the first contacts in the context of the future of business and technological cooperation during the recent visit to China.
It should be noted that the Slovene Pipistrel Company together with its Chinese partner started construction of an aircraft manufacturing plant, an airport, a large residential complex, a tourist complex and a sports centre in a Chinese town of Jurong (suburbs of Nanjing) on Wednesday, 11 April 2018. The total budget of the project is almost 1 billion euros, 350 million euros of which were invested by Pipistrel.