The People’s Republic of China will support the Guinea-Bissau authorities to build the country’s first agricultural school in the northern town of Caliquiesse this year, President José Mário Vaz announced on Saturday.
The Guinean head of state, speaking during his visit to the 155-hectare site where the new facility will be built, revealed that China’s ambassador to Guinea-Bissau, Jin Hongjun, had also given him assurances that 16 Chinese technicians are already in Canchungo, 30 kilometres from Caliquisse, to provide training in the future school.
“The project is part of promoting the country’s agricultural development, sponsored by the ‘Mon Na Lama’ foundation, which aims to create a new generation of farmers and equip them with up-to-date knowledge and materials for rice production, in particular,” he said, without specifying how China will contribute to the construction of the school or the amount of the contract.
The ambassador of China pledged at the event that his country would provide all the assistance necessary for the “Mon Na Lama” project in order to boost agricultural development in Guinea-Bissau.
According to the President of the Republic, the agricultural school will have a building with classrooms and residences for up to 38 students who will be selected from several locations in Guinea-Bissau, so that later they can pass on the knowledge they have acquired to their respective communities. (macauhub)