Chinese company builds new football stadium in Guinea-Bissau

7 October 2016

Chinese state-owned hydraulic engineering and construction company Sinohydro will soon build a football stadium with capacity for 45,000 spectators in Guinea-Bissau, the president of the company, Zhang Qian said on Thursday.

A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed in Bissau by the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports, Toma Gomes Barbosa and the Head of the company who is leading a delegation seeking potential areas in which to invest in the future in Guinea-Bissau.

Zhang Qian said that within a month company technicians will arrive in Bissau to carry out a needs assessment before the start of the work on the future stadium, without giving details on the cost of the works.

The president said Sinohydro also intends to invest in Guinea-Bissau in the areas of energy and infrastructure, without advancing further details.

The Guinean Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports thanked the company for the interest shown and was satisfied with the possibility of the country having a facility of this nature and size.

In the early 1990s China built the most important and modern football stadium to date in Guinea-Bissau. (macauhub)