Guinea-Bissau receives Palace of Justice built by China

27 January 2016

The president of Guinea-Bissau said Tuesday in Bissau during the ceremony to take delivery of the Palace of Justice gifted to the country by the Chinese authorities, that the existing partnership with the People’s Republic of China was a strategic choice for the Guinea-Bissau.

“Guinea-Bissau gives the partnership with China special attention within its social development strategy,” said President José Maria Vaz who recalled Chinese involvement in the construction of the People’s Palace and Government Palace, housing for Guinean armed forces veterans, and refurbishment of the Palace of the Republic.

The Chinese ambassador in Guinea-Bissau, Wang Hua, said while handing over the Palace of Justice to president Mário Vaz that China expects even greater future cooperation between the two countries.

The Palace of Justice of Guinea-Bissau financed by China and built by Chinese company Jiangsu Jiangdu Construction Group Co” represented an investment of US$20 million.

The new court is made up of four buildings, each with four floors, and houses the Supreme Court, the Accounts and Administrative Courts and the Attorney General’s Office.