China has donated to Mozambique eighty buses for public passenger transport and 10 tonnes of rice for the population to emergency support programmes, the Prime Minister of Mozambique said in Macau.
Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, taking stock of the country’s participation in the 5th Ministerial Conference of Forum Macau, said Mozambique will push for the buses to arrive in the country as soon as possible, and part of the rice supply has already begun to arrive.
Commenting on the 18 measures announced by the Chinese Prime Minister for the Portuguese-speaking countries over the next three years, the Mozambican Prime Minister said Mozambique will start working immediately in order to benefit from them.
The Export-Import Bank of China have made soft loans to Mozambique for infrastructure construction, for example providing US$60 million in 2006, and have twice cancelled large proportions of the country’s debt to China
“Taking part in this meeting was worth it because we exchanged information and ideas. China needs space to place their industries in order to maintain growth and Mozambique needs industries to transform raw materials, which is one of the areas where synergies should be capitalised,” said Agostinho do Rosario, according to Mozambican news agency AIM.
source:xinhua.net| 13 OCTOBER 2016