China donates US$16 million to Mozambique

5 May 2016

China has donated US$16 million to Mozambique under an economic and technical cooperation agreement signedWednesday in Maputo by representatives of the two countries, Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported.

The deputy minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Nyeleti Mondlane, said the signed document “is the Chinese government’s contribution to the Mozambican government’s efforts to further the objective of economic and social development.”

The amount donated, said Nyeleti Mondlane, will finance the opening of 200 boreholes for drinking water, purchase of 80 buses for public transport, construction of the China/Mozambique Cultural Centre and other projects of social impact to be agreed between the two governments .

Addressing the Chinese ambassador to Mozambique, Sun Jian, the deputy minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation he wanted to take the opportunity to thank China for a donation of 10,000 tons of grain. (macauhub/CN/MZ)