China’s latest example of major investment in Eritrea – Building schools and Hospitals
In line with the agreement concluded in December 2011 between the Eritrean and PRC governments regarding cooperation in the economic and technical sectors, an agreement was signed on Saturday (28 June) for the first phase of the construction of College of Science in Mai- Nefhi at an expenditure of USD 33 million.
During the signing ceremony, Mr. Abraha Asfaha, Minister of Public Works, and Mr. Hagos Gebrehiwet, Head of Economic Affairs at the PFDJ were present.
The Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Eritrean Institute of Technology, Prof. Tesfamicheal Haile, signed the agreement on the part of the Eritrean government. On the Chinese side, Mr. Hao Yizhong, Director of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, signed the accord.
Reports indicated that the construction of the 3-storey building would get underway next August and is expected to be finalized within 30 months. (Shabait)
US $4m China Funded Elementary School Inaugurated
(Asmara, 21 June 2014) – The newly constructed Erafaile Elementary School in Arbaete-Asmara sub-zone was inaugurated today.
The construction of the 3-storey school at a cost of USD 3.8 million was funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China in line with the agreement concluded between the two countries.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Ministers, senior PFDJ heads, branch heads of the Education Ministry, and the PRC Ambassador to Eritrea, Mr. N. Xiang. During the occasion, the Administrator of the Central Region, Maj. General Ramadan Osman Awliyai, hoisted the national flag in the school.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Minister of Education, Mr. Semere Russom, conveyed thanks to the Government of the PRC on behalf of the Eritrean Government.
Mr. Semere Russom, Mr. Abraha Asfaha, Minister of Construction, and Maj. General Ramadan Osman Awliyai, handed prizes to Ambassador N. Xiang of the PRC, as well as the Chinese experts who took part in the construction of the school. (Shabait)