China has donated 15 vehicles worth a total of US$1.2 million to Cape Verde to boost the efficiency of the State Protocol services and help local authorities to hold regional or international conferences on the archipelago, the Cape Verdean press reported.
The agreement to deliver and receive the 10 cars and five mini-buses was signed by the Chinese ambassador to Cape Verde, Li Chunhua, and by the Cape Verdean minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Borges.
Li Chunhua and Jorge Borges also signed an agreement for construction of the Santa Maria Educational Complex on Sal Island, which will also have a technical role to play, as well as another agreement that outlines responsibilities of both sides in the execution of a programme to build a school on the island.
The Chinese ambassador said that construction of the complex, which will train tourism staff, would begin at the end of this year or the beginning of 2013.
Cape Verde’s deputy health minister, Cristina Fontes Lima, and the Chinese ambassador also signed a Protocol for Chinese Medical Assistance in to Cape Verde, which will send the 15th Chinese medical team, made up of eight specialists, to Cape Verde for a two-year period. (macauhub)