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China pledges more support to Malawi

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China’s Ambassador to Malawi Shi-Ting Wang has said his government will expand its assistance to Malawi.

One of the areas he said his country is interested to help Malawi in is infrastructure development, which includes an element of power generation.

Shi-Ting made the remarks in Lilongwe during the celebrations marking the 67th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

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“China is a country that always keeps its word. In the days to come, [we] will increase our assistance to Malawi. Right now, there are a lot of new projects and programmes being undertaken under the framework of China- Malawi cooperation. I strongly believe that with the concerted effort of both sides, the China-Malawi friendship will have a brighter future,” Shi-Ting said.

Some of the areas he highlighted under infrastructure development are construction of a new airport, improvement of the country’s road network and construction of community colleges.

Apart from infrastructure development, Shi-Ting said his government will continue providing support in human resources development and agriculture.

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Minister of Justice, Samuel Tembenu, said there are a number of lessons Malawi can draw from China.

“From 1949, China has become an economic giant. Malawi can borrow a leaf from China. It is amazing how China’s GDP per capita has grown from less than $50 to more than $8,000,” Tembenu said.

He also thanked the Chinese Government for the support Malawi has been getting from the Asian country.

Some of the projects China has completed in Malawi are Bingu National Stadium, Parliament Building, Karonga-Chitipa Road, Malawi University of Science and Technology, Bingu International Conference Centre and Mkwichi Primary School in Lilongwe.

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