Taoiseach backs plan for Chinese industry hub in Westmeath

Plans are underway for a World Trade Centre-type hub for Chinese industry in Westmeath, with the potential to create up to 10,000 jobs over five years.

Plans are underway for a World Trade Centre-type hub for Chinese industry in Westmeath, with the potential to create up to 10,000 jobs over five years.

The Taoiseach has held talks with potential investors behind a multi-million euro project aimed at attracting major Chinese investment to Athlone.

Westmeath County Council is debating a proposal to re-zone hundreds of acres of land in Creggan where the development would be built.

Speaking to Midlands 103, Brian Cowen said decisons taken by the Government have been seen in a positive light by the international community and that may help this project.

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