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which means the project will provide a large number of jobs to lo
cal communities,” he said. “It is expected that up to 100,000 to 200,000 locals will be d
rawn to the new economic zone after its completion. They will rise out of poverty by working in this zone.”
The project will be beneficial to both China and Cambodia, Qian said.
“Many Chinese companies go overseas to expand their businesses. However, because of a la
ck of experience and related knowledge, most of them face huge obstacles abroad,” he said. “Our company has done overseas business for mo
re than 40 years and will provide a familiar business environment for other Chinese companies in the new economic zone.”
Some Chinese companies have decided to join the investment in the ne
w Cambodia project, Qian said, adding that in his opinion, a company should follow the nati
onal policy and direction such as Belt and Road Initiative while being profitable at the same time.
It’s so close, and yet it always seemed so far away. To get to the rur
al district just a few hundred meters away on the other side of the bay, locals used to have to ju
mp on a boat or drive about 160 kilometers－part of that journey on dusty, unsealed road.
Now anyone wanting to get from downtown Maputo
, capital of Mozambique, to Katembe, or vice versa, can do so with ease, and in a matter of min
utes, thanks to the longest twin-tower suspension bridge in Africa, that hangs over Maputo Bay.
“Mozambique had long planned to build a bridge linking the north and south of the bay, bu
t nothing came of them because of a lack of financing and technological difficulties,” said Wang Li
jun, vice-president of China Road and Bridge Corporation, which built the bridge.
Katembe rose, and industrial parks are being planned in the region,” Wang said. “So the bridge will deliver huge economic benefits.”
The project also benefits China. For example, as Mozambique is short of construction materials and equipment, the p
roject has driven the export of more than 70,000 metric tons of steel products and equipment worth $68 million from China.
Even though CRBC was no stranger to building bridges when it took
on the Maputo-Katembe project, particular difficulties were presented by the fact that
both countries have different evaluation systems and standards of construction, Wang said.
The bridge was designed to Chinese standards but subjected to local and European standards, and the company g
ot a German engineering services provider, Gauff, to oversee the project’s quality.
eijing, Hangzhou, Johannesburg and London. The events have been broadcast live on inter
net and multimedia platforms, reaching an international audience, particularly young people.
This upcoming event will also be broadcast live on the China Daily website and ap
p, as well as China Daily’s account on Sina Weibo, Tencent Video, Toutiao, Bilibili, Facebook and Twitter platforms.
A former Peking University student suspected of killing his mother has been captured after th
ree years on the run, said a Fuzhou Public Security Bureau official on Thursday, Beijing News reported.
Wu Xieyu was caught at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport when boa
rding a plane on April 21, the newspaper reported, quoting sources close to the police.
The Belt and Road Initiative aims to build the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and deliver polici
es, infrastructure, trade, financial and people-to-people connectivity via a new platform for a brighter futur
Man suspected of killing mother arrested after three years on the run
pillars of the initiative are important. The most and best (part) of it, I think, is connectiv
ity and inter-culture exchange, sustainable development agenda, and knowledge transfer.
China is the biggest market in the world. We have enough resources in our country. We want our p
roduct get access to the market and we also want to live in good infrastructure, such as roads, railw
ays, schools, hospitals. I also hope knowledge of China come to our country. We have sea access, and good infra
structure can help our country and neighboring countries get access to the Maritime Silk Road.
China has become the second-largest investor of our count
ry in the past 10 years. It’s investing infrastructure, mining
and agriculture. We have Confucius Institute, facilitate Chinese and Portuguese learning. The Belt and Road
Initiative helps Mozambique boost its industrialization, technology and finance.