Guinea-Bissau takes housing and road projects to China-Africa Forum

27 July 2016

Guinea-Bissau will present housing and road construction projects to the 4th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, held in Beijing from 28 to 30 July, the government said in Bissau on Tuesday.

The Minister of Public Works, Construction and Urban Planning of Guinea-Bissau, Malam Banjai, heading his country’s delegation at the Beijing meeting, also said there would be an assessment of the actions agreed at the previous meeting, held in December 2015, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

At this meeting, the president of China, Xi Jinping, has announced the availability of US$60 billion to support African countries, an amount that included US$5 billion in interest-free loans and US$35 billion in subsidised loans.

The Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Ming, said Tuesday in Beijing that the city is ready to receive the foreign ministers and other officials from 53 African countries.

Zhang also said that in the first two days of the Forum member countries will evaluate the level of implementation of output decisions of the Johannesburg meeting and on the third day participants will travel to the city of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, to visit the China/Singapore Industrial Park. (macauhub/CN/GW)