China donates US$26 million to finance construction of fishing port in Guinea-Bissau

26 July 2017

China will donate US$26 million to finance the construction of the fishing port of Alto Bandim in Bissau under an agreement signed on Tuesday by Ambassador Jin Hongjun and Guinea-Bissau’s Minister of Fisheries Orlando Mendes Viegas.

The agreement includes construction of a pontoon next to the existing ramp, paving and construction of drainage ditches, a water tank with a capacity of 1,000 cubic metres and cleaning debris.

The work, according to the document now signed, is expected to begin in three months and the works will last for two years.

The Chinese diplomat described the agreement as an “important step” in this major project for the development of Guinea-Bissau’s fisheries sector and commended the country’s Fisheries Ministry technicians who were tireless in carrying out the necessary preliminary work.

Jin Hongjun said China will remain in solidarity with Guinea-Bissau by providing support for the development of the fisheries and agriculture sectors.

“With the completion of this project, the fishermen of Guinea-Bissau now have better infrastructure to conduct their activities,” said the Chinese ambassador. (macauhub)