China’s Ambassador to Jamaica, NIU Quingbao, says he’s happy with his country’s investment in the ALPART bauxite-alumina plant in St. Elizabeth.
Chinese-owned Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company, JISCO, completed its acquisition of the bauxite plant last month.
Ambassador Quinbao says the investment is a ‘win-win’ project.
He says ALPART will contribute to growth in the local economy.
He’s also seeking to assure that the plant will use other sources of power apart from coal — which is considered harmful to the environment.
Environmental advocates have urged the government not to allow the use of coal at the power plant.