Government palace of Guinea Bissau, built with Chinese funding, inaugurated

15 November 2010

Bissau, Guinea Bissau, 15 Nov – The President of Guinea Bissau, Malam Bacai Sanha, last week inaugurated the new Government Palace on the outskirts of Bissau, a building constructed using funding from China of US$25 million.

The building, which is located to the north of the capital, took 18 months to build and is made up of three blocks that can house 12 ministries.

At the inauguration Sanha said that the building was the result of cooperation with China, in which he was seconded by the Chinese ambassador to Guinea Bissau, Li Bao Jun.

China has offered Guinea Bissau other projects, such as the National Assembly building built in 2000 for US$6 million, a military hospital with 200 beds at a cost of US$12 million and a 25,000-seat stadium.

China also funded renovation work on barracks and hospitals and has been investing in Guinea Bissau’s agricultural sector. (macauhub)