FCC participates in the Spain-Portugal Business Meeting
FCC participated last April 17 in the Spain-Portugal Business Meeting, held in Madrid and organized by the State Secretariat of Commerce; the Embassy of Portugal in Spain; the Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade of Portugal, AICEP; the Business Confederation of Portugal, CIP; the Chamber of Commerce of Spain and the CEOE.
The maximum representation of companies in the sector attended the event. FCC was represented by the President of the Group, Esther Alcocer. The ceremony was opened by Inmaculada Riera, general director of the Chamber of Commerce of Spain and the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, on a state visit to Spain. The closing ceremony was carried out by the General Director of International Trade and Investment of the Secretary of State for Trade, José Luis Kaiser, who highlighted the good relations that Spain and Portugal have maintained for years.
At the business meeting, which was attended by more than 300 businessmen, issues of common interest were addressed, such as the instruments to support internationalization in Spain and Portugal; bilateral business cooperation and in third countries; cross-border business cooperation; the Iberian Energy Market; and the Iberian Logistics Platform and its connection with Europe, Africa and Latin America. The business meeting was moderated by the vice president of CEOE and president of the Commission of the European Union, José Vicente González.
FCC in Portugal
The construction area of FCC is present in Portugal since 1997, through the Ramalho Rosa Cobetar company. The Portuguese company has recently executed projects such as Túnel de Aguas Santas, the rehabilitation of the Carlos Lopes Pavilion, which today hosts events such as Lisboa Fashion, WEB SUMMIT and international gastronomy contests.
At present, RRC develops projects such as the rehabilitation of the Island of Culatra or the modernization of the Beira Baixa Railway Line, between Covilhã and Guarda (Portugal). This contract will allow the reopening of railway operation of 46 kilometers of this branch, which had been closed to rail traffic since 2009. The development of this project is fundamental and strategic for the improvement of the country's infrastructure, revitalizing transportation railway in the north of the country and connecting and connecting with Spain.