China plans to pay for installation and operation of centre to reduce poverty in Mozambique

24 July 2012

Within three months Mozambique will have a centre for researching methods to reduce poverty, the creation of which was made official Monday in Maputo as part of a visit by a delegation from China to Mozambique, Mozambican news agency AIM reported.

Headed by the Minister of the State Council Leading Group Office on Poverty Alleviation and Development, Fan Xiaojian, the Chinese mission toook the first step in setting up the Kingho China-Mozambique Centre for Cooperation in Poverty Alleviation, in which the Chinese government expects to spend around 7.5 million yuan (around US$1 million) over three years.

Mozambique’s Planning and Development Minister, Aiuba Cuereneia said that the government was focused on creating conditions for researching viable solutions to alleviating poverty and that the priority area in this respect was agriculture, particularly production and distribution of improved seed stock.

According to the Minister, alleviating poverty should also be based on building facilities and training, so that people are prepared to take best advantage of the opportunities that are offered to them. (macauhub)