Portuguese diaspora has already invested more than 500 million euros in the country"There is no region in the world today do not have Portuguese play important roles," stressed the Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities.
The Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities, Jose Luis Castro, said on Thursday that the investor support Office of the diaspora have accompanied investments exceeding 500 million euros, from North to South of the country and in the autonomous regions.
flordeliza Louis Lamb spoke at the second meeting of Interim diaspora Investors held in Madeira. The meeting in Açores, the ruler States that emerged on the order of 35 investments to EUR 40 million.
At the same time, the Secretary points out that the State has created specific investment incentives in the country for the diaspora, including a credit line to follow investors returning from Venezuela of 150 million euros, 5 million of which are intended for wood.
The importance of diaspora in the economic development, but also social, the country was underlined in his speech the Secretary of State, stressing that between 2010 and 2018 were sent to Portugal more than 30 million euros, in addition to the countries where more export are the countries that have Portuguese diaspora.
The diaspora is spread over 78 countries and also contributes to national tourism, where you can verify that 25% of tourists have Portuguese ancestors.
"There is no region in the world today do not have Portuguese play important roles," stressed the Secretary.
The Chairman of the Executive Committee of 600 Years of the discovery of the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo, Guilherme Silva, said that the celebrations of 600 years will close by the middle of next year with a great Congress of diaspora.
In your speech William Scott points out that it is time "to put an end to the violence of our immigrants cannot vote for the legislative assemblies.
Source: The Economic Journal