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Projects in Africa made possible by Chinese aid (2)

2014-05-04 15:51 China.org.cn Web Editor: Gu Liping

Major China aid projects in Africa

• National Theatre of Ghana

The National Theatre of Ghana, which opened in 1992, is a landmark in the Victoriaborg district of Accra, Ghana. It was built by China and offered as a gift to Ghana. The theater's image is on Ghana's currency, the cedi.

• Julius Nyerere International Convention Center

The Julius Nyerere International Convention Center is a modern convention center located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It is named after Julius Nyerere, Tanzania's first president. The 180 million yuan-worth convention center was completed in September, 2012. On March 25, 2013, the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping handed over the key to the center to his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya Kikwete.

• Tanzania-Zambia Railway (TAZARA)

Built by Chinese engineers in 1970, the 1860 km-long Tanzania-Zambia railway links Tanzania and Zambia. In building the railway, China shipped up to one million tons of material and equipment. Nearly 50 thousand engineers worked for the project.

• Estádio do Zimpeto (Mozambique National Stadium)

Estádio do Zimpeto is a multi-purpose stadium in Zimpeto, Mozambique, which was inaugurated on 23 April 2011. It has a floor space of nearly 270 thousand square meters and a capacity of 42,000 spectators. The stadium is one of the biggest projects built with funds from China in Africa.

• African Union Conference Center and Office Complex (AUCC)

The AUCC is China's largest aid project in Africa since the Tanzania-Zambia Railway. Located in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, the project cost US$200 million.

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